Monday, May 31, 2010

May 31 in San Antonio history...

1874
Congregation Temple Beth-El is organized.

1890
Construction is begun on the Southwest Texas Lunatic Asylum, about 5 miles south of the city, on land donated for that purpose by the city.(It is later known as the Southwest Insane Asylum and now the San Antonio State Hospital).

1936
The gateway to the city is dedicated at Bandera Road and Cincinnati Avenue.

1999
Sean Elliott hits the "Memorial Day Miracle" 3-point shot with 9.9 seconds remaining to lift the Spurs over the Portland Trailblazers, 86-85, in game two of the series.

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