Monday, February 21, 2011

February 21 in San Antonio history...

1860
Colonel Robert E. Lee, Lieutenant Colonel of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment arrives at San Antonio to take charge of the Department of Texas.

1892
Travis Park Methodist Church will be dedicated on Feb. 28 by Bishop J.S. Key.

1917
Maj. Gen. John J. Pershing was formally appointed commander of the Southern Department with headquarters at Ft. Sam Houston.  He succeeds Gen. Funston who died two days ago.

1928
San Antonio triumphantly became the greatest base in the American Air Corps when President Coolidge signed the bill authorizing the establishment of a flying school on the 2,000-acre tract; 15 miles out the Seguin Road.

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