U.S. Government property is surrendered by General Twiggs at San Antonio to the Secession Convention Commissioners. If this had not been a peaceful transfer, it would be known as the event that started the Civil War – right here in San Antonio.
1918 – World War I
The inter-camp boxing and wrestling tournament, which was scheduled to take place at Kelly Field tonight, will be staged at Beethoven Hall, beginning at 8 o’clock, sharp, according to an announcement from M. C. Salassa, physical director of the Army Y. M. C. A. at Kelly Field. The rain interfered with the program at Kelly Field as the ring on the flying grounds is pitched in the open.
A. J. Drossaerts (right) became the first archbishop of San Antonio at noon today. In San Fernando Cathedral, crowded to the doors by the thousands, the wool band with four crosses was placed on his shoulders by Archbishop John W. Shaw of New Orleans.