Tuesday, January 25, 2011

January 25 in San Antonio history...

1910
Word has been received form Washington that President Taft will be asked to promote Col. John L. Clem to Brigadier General.  Clem, who is at Fort Sam Houston, is known as "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh."

1940
Having equaled a 54-year-old record with eight consecutive days of subfreezing temperatures, winter's icy siege on San Antonio showed no sign of abatement today.

1950
Traffic officer P.W. MacQuellan has been awarded a gold statuette by the Junior Chamber of Commerce for outstanding civic achievement during 1949.  He was director of the Chamber.

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