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1755 - Near San Antonio, the stone church at Mission ConcepciĆ³n was dedicated.

1857 - Bee County was formed from portions of San Patricio, Goliad, Refugio, Live Oak, and Karnes counties.

1914 - The Southwest Intercollegiate Athletic Conference was created. It later became known as the Southwest Conference.

1943 - Captain John A.E. Bergstrom was killed at Clark Field, Philippine Islands. He was the first World War II casualty from Austin, TX. Austin Bergstrom International Airport was named after him.

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- Carl Sandburg

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