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April 10 in San Antonio history...

1917
The Light has made arrangements through the San Antonio Gas and Electric Company to announce the result of tonight’s school board election as soon as it can he determined. This is to he done by flashing all the electric lights in the city. In the event the School Children ’s ticket is victorious the lights will he flashed once and if the Independent ticket wins the lights will be flashed twice. It is expected the result will be known at 8 o’clock or shortly after.

1931
The new African-American newspaper, the San Antonio Register, owned by Valmo C. Bellinger, publishes its first issue.

1974
Rev. Bob Harrington, “The Chaplain of Bourbon Street,” preaches a sermon at halftime of a critical playoff game between the Spurs and the Indiana Pacers (below).  “You’re going for your Pearl [beer] and I am talking about the pearly gates,” said Harrington.  The Spurs won, 102 -86.  “Bring Harrington to Indiana,” said one Spur as he left the court.  Harrington resumed preaching after the game and about 3,000 of the 12,304 spectators stayed to listen.
(Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Express-News)

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