Monday, July 12, 2010

July 12 in San Antonio history...

1887
A walking match between a man and a woman, both from out of town, will take place soon at San Pedro Springs.

1926
Mayor John W. Tobin decreed that all idlers and vagrants found in San Antonio would either be jailed or forced to go to work in the cotton fields of South Texas.

1927
A commercial type of machine in which a week's bundle of dirty clothes can be washed and dried by pushing buttons has been invented by an Austin man. Either water or gasoline can be used as a cleaning agent.

1966
Architects unveiled before the HemisFair executive committee completed designs and scale-model photographs of the proposed Institute of Texan Cultures.

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