Monday, August 1, 2011

August 1 in San Antonio history...

1892
The telephone exchange switchboard was fried by the lightning last night during the storm, but was extinguished by the operators in fine style.

1922
Albert O. Van Riper, acting chief of police since shortly after the resignation of Thomas J. Martin, was confirmed by three votes in the City Council yesterday.

1962
U.S. Customs agents in San Antonio are going to make an inventory of all gold coins minted after 1933 which are contained in the rare coin collection at Witte Museum.

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