Thursday, August 19, 2010

August 19 in San Antonio history...

1906
It is rumored at Ft. Sam Houston that an electric light plant may be installed by the officers in order to have light furnished more cheaply.

1907
Despite the fact that no official weather forecast can be had because of local involvement in the telegraph strike we have it on good authority that there will be no snowstorm within the next 24 hours.

1935
Mayor C. K. Quin Monday ordered a series of mural paintings taken from the walls of the foyer of the Municipal Auditorium, after their presence was protested by the American Legion Central Council of Bexar County. The paintings by Xavier Gonzales, were criticized for containing hidden Communist symbols.

1986
The temperature reaches 108 degrees, a record that would stand until September of 2000.

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