Antonio Stradivari (1644 – December 18, 1737) was an Italian luthier, a crafter of stringed instruments such as violins, cellos, guitars and harps. Stradivari is generally considered the most significant artisan in this field. The Latinized form of his surname, Stradivarius, as well as the colloquial, "Strad", is often used to refer to his instruments.
USS San Antonio (LPD-17), the lead ship of her class of amphibious transport dock, is the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the city of San Antonio, Texas. The ship is designed to deliver up to 800 Marines ashore by landing craft and helicopters.
South of Franklin, a mile east of Highway 31 on County Road 400S is the grave of Nancy Barnett. And I do mean ON the county road, smack dab in the middle of it. At one time her grave was surrounded by other graves, but a path through the family plot eventually became a road and the other graves were moved. Her son refused to let her grave be disturbed, and at that time it wasnÕt in the way much...
The San Antonio Spurs have one of the most loyal crowd bases of any pro basketball team, this is their home! Completed in October of 2002, the Spurs have brought home two championships here since it's completion. Also, sharing the same parking lot is the slightly older "cow barn" officially named Joe & Harry Freeman Coliseum.
George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer and producer who worked in theater, radio and film. He is best remembered for his radioplay "The War of the Worlds" from 1938, his films "Citizen Kane" from 1941 and "The Third Man" from 1949.
His cremated ashes were interred in a well in his friend, the hous...
Tower of the Americas is a 228.6 meter (750 feet) high observation tower with a restaurant in San Antonio, Texas. Tower of the Americas, designed by San Antonio architect O'Neil Ford, was built as the theme structure of the 1968 World's Fair, HemisFair '68.
On August 9, 1966, the bid for construction of the tower was let to Lyda-Lott, a joint venture between two general contracto...
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