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May 10 in San Antonio history...

1723
The King of Spain issues a royal cedula ordering that 400 families be transported from the Canary Islands for the purpose of establishing a civilian settlement in the vicinity of the Presidio de Bejar.

1918 – World War I
Police Judge M. E. Buckley issues a warning to San Antonians saying, “I have decided to impose a severe penalty against those persons who are making it habit to get drunk at bars just beyond the dry zone and returning to San Antonio to celebrate the occasion.” The warning is issued because the speed and recklessness of the automobile drivers endangers themselves and others on the road.

1926
Erection of a memorial monument to George W. Brackenridge has been proposed to the mayor by local citizens.

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