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March 1 in San Antonio history...

1898
Bishop James Steptoe Johnson, second bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Missionary District of Western Texas, opens St. Philip’s Industrial Day School, which will become St. Philip’s College.

1974
The San Antonio Fire Department begins San Antonio EMS to improve survival rates of people rushed to hospitals.

1983
The statue of Mexican liberator Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (right) is moved from its Romana Plaza location to Juarez Plaza in La Villita.

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