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August 28 in San Antonio history...

1874
Pope Pius IX creates the San Antonio Catholic diocese as part of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

1917 – World War I
Colonel George W. Brackenridge of San Antonio was today named as a member of the board of regents of the University of Texas by Acting Governor W. P. Hobby to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of J. M. Mathis of Brenham.

1955
Edgewood and Alamo Heights school districts decide to integrate on this day, the same day that Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi.  San Antonio School Superintendent Thomas Portwood said he was “going ahead with plans” to integrate white and Negro students during the approaching school term.

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