Sunday, July 11, 2010

July 11 in San Antonio history..

1894
San Antonio firemen J.E. Wright and E. A. Grover applied for patents on a modified pump to prevent draught beer from becoming stale in kegs.

1905
Hundreds of employees "hailed with delight" the decision of Joske's to give them time off by closing one afternoon a week.

1936
A special investigator of the Senate Election Investigation Committee was to be in San Antonio the following week to investigate reports that poll tax lists in San Antonio were being "padded" with ficticious names.

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