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May 30 in San Antonio history...

1905
A steel cable in the City Hall bell tower broke, dropping a 700-pound weight through the building to the second floor.

1917 – World War I
The complete unity now existing between North and South was expressed this morning in the most impressive feature of the Decoration Day exercises when Capt. C. A. Denny, commander of the Albert Sidney Johnston Camp of the United Confederate Veterans, and Capt. A. Mosher, commander of E. O. C. Ord Post of the Grand Army of the Republic, clasped hands at the base of a Confederate monument in the Confederate Cemetery. The sentiment uttered by them and applauded by 3,000 persons who witnessed the event was that sectionalism no longer exists and that the Blue and the Gray are united once more in spirit and in fact as Americans.

2009
The $74.4 million upgrade to the Museum Reach expansion of the San Antonio River is completed on-time and $2 million under budget.

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