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February 10 in San Antonio history...

1870
A resolution is passed by city council to donate 40 acres of ground to the military on the eastern  portion of the city, on the site of the government corral near the present site of the post.  By this  grant, San Antonio won the military from Austin.

1930
When Sgt. A. F. Farrar jumped from a disabled Dodd Field plane, the form-fitting, back-type parachute designed by Master Sgt. E. H. Nichols, Brooks Field, received its first emergency test and proved highly successful.

1946
The oldest man to ever be drafted appears to be Alex Krisch of 120 E. Cypress Street.  He just received his discharge at Ft. Sam Houston and was 45 years and five months old at the time of his induction in September 1942.

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