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September 4 in San Antonio history...

1888
The cornerstone is laid for the Joske’s building at the corner of Alamo and Commerce Streets.

1917 – World War I
A statement issued today by the Patriotic Education Society urges the United States to declare war immediately upon Germany’s allies, asserting that the German Secret Service is relying on information from Austrians and Bulgarians for news from this country and asking “if this is a war of democracy against autocracy, how can we maintain friendly relations with the most despotic of the great empires, Austria-Hungary?”

1988
Price Cobb wins the second annual Nissan Grand Prix of San Antonio. Over 60,000 people watched the three-hour race around the 1.6 mile circuit through downtown.

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