Sunday, August 1, 2010

August 1 in San Antonio history...

1898
A San Antonio Army officer retured from Cuba, says his all-Negro regiment is the one which went to the rescue of the Rough Riders and which prevented Roosevelt's men from being annihilated.

1911
Scores of San Antonians felt much relieved when they awoke this morning to discover the city was not in flames. The prediction, made two months ago, that San Antonio would be destroyed by fire between July 19 and August 1 of this year, failed to materialize.

1918
San Antonio has again been called upon to save fuel through the use of fewer lights for illumination. A new fuel order requires streetlights to be kept at minimum and lights for display and illumination of businesses to be sharply reduced. Two nights a week will be lightless.

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