Saturday, July 31, 2010

July 31 in San Antonio history...

1944
Weatherman J. Henry Jarboe reported this was the first July in San Antonio weather history without a measureable drop of rain.

1955
The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce announced plans for a weeklong celebration honoring Davy Crockett, "King of the Wild Frontier."

1978
Tropical Storm Amelia stalls over South Texas, beginning three days of continuous rain over the Guadalupe River basin leading to widespread flooding and evacuations. Medina receives 48" of rain, a record not only for Texas but any tropical cyclone impacting the continental United States.
[I picked a bad week to go to summer camp along the Guadalupe River that summer! - Ed.]


1988
The first of three Brackenridge trains, replicas of the 1863 C.P. Hunnington locomotives, make their maiden run in Brackenridge park. They replace the previous Mopac locomotives. The engines are named Fiesta Flyer, Bluebonnet and Yellow Rose.



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