Saturday, July 16, 2011

July 16 in San Antonio history...

1953
Parade fanfare and visits by Gov. Shivers and Hollywood stars will mark the world premiere of "The Man From the Alamo" at the Majestic Theater.

1963
The cumulative total of building contracts in the San Antonio metropolitan area for the first five months of 1963 totaled $41 million.

1983
Leslie Tillett was at a reception in San Antonio speaking to the "Friends of the Tillett Tapestry" about his creation, a 100 by 3 foot tapestry he created, depicting Cortes's conquest of Mexico.  He was hoping to sell it for $200,000 as a "gift to the city."  Ultimately, it was not purchased and went on display elsewhere.

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