Friday, March 11, 2011

March 11 in San Antonio history...

1811
The Viceroy declares that the Villa San Fernando, the Presidio San Antonio, and the grounds of the old Mission de Valero are all to be incorporated together under the name San Antonio de Bexar.

1884
In the most famous shootout in San Antonio history, King Fisher (left) and Ben Thompson (right) are killed at the Vaudeville Theatre located at the northwest corner of Commerce and Soledad streets. The location will be referred to as "The Fatal Corner" for years thereafter.

1920
Judge S. G. Taylor in the 45th District Court, refused to grant an injunction restraining the owners of the San Antonio League baseball park from operating the property as a ball park.

1980
The Northside School District board of trustees agreed to purchase 20 acres in the Alamo Farmstead for $230,000.  An eighth middle school is planned to open in September 1981 to alleviate overcrowding at Hobby and Sul Ross middle schools.  [This school would be named Earl Rudder Middle School.]

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