Sunday, July 18, 2010

July 18 in San Antonio history...

1907
The city is expected to purchase more ground for use as cemeteries. This is necessary because the present space of burial grounds is small and only a few lots are unsold in the various cities of the dead.

1952
The steady rain which totalled 2.11 inches at noon Friday sent Bexar country creeks on a rampage. The rain, caused by movement of gulf moisture into the San Antonio area, began at 6:24 p.m. Thursday.

1970
"The Great (Little) Train Robbery:" Passengers aboard Old No. 99 , Brackenridge Park's miniature train, are robbed of their valuables by two soldiers from Ft. Sam Houston. Both robbers are caught and sentenced to prison terms of 20 and 10 years, respectively.

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