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April 30 in San Antonio history...

1884
The City Brewery (Pearl) holds its grand opening.

1918 – World War I
Sergeant First Class Edward D. Terrell, quartermaster department, on duty at the auxiliary remount station adjoining Camp Travis, was drowned in the Salado Creek near Old Aviation Post yesterday.  He was attempting to cross the stream on horseback and his mount stumbled against a railing of the bridge and was swept down by the swift current resulting from the heavy rain received yesterday morning.

1966
The contract to build a 650-foot tower at the HemisFair site was awarded today to D.J. Rheiner Construction Company.  Architectural details for the unnamed tower will be released within 60 days.

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