1868 - THE TERRIBLE HAIL-STORM IN TEXAS - LOSS $500,000. The San Antonio Express, of May 21, gives the following particulars of the late disastrous hail-storm:
"Our city is a perfect wreck; every house in it has received some damage; many are in complete ruins, with nothing but fragments of walls standing. The hail-stones penetrated the best roofs,...Read MORE...
1870 - The postmaster at San Antonio, Texas, was not long since puzzled by the receipt of a letter from New Orleans, directed to "My Mammy, living in the City of San Antonio." One day, however, a small, fierce looking old woman appeared at the post office window, saying, "Mister, have you got any letters there from my Johnny?" The letter addressed to "My Mammy" was at once given her at a venture, and the...Read MORE...
1889 - A unique chair made of the horns of Texas cattle was lately sent from San Antonio to the White House. It is the gift of a San Antonio banker to President Harrison, and cost its donor $1,500. The horns are riveted with gold, and there are a number of gold plates used in its construction. From one of them glistens a very handsome diamond. St Joseph Herald Saint Joseph, Michigan March 30, 1889 Added: 5/12/2014 1:57:45 PM - 1 Updated: 6/23/2014 8:06:56 AM - 1
1894 - FIRE RECORD. SAN ANTONIO BLAZE. San Antonio, Tex., Feb. 13. - A destructive fire, resulting in a total loss of about $35,000 worth of property, occurred here early this morning. The flames started in the rear of the Central hotel at 3 o'clock, and before the fire department responded that building was doomed. The fire quickly...Read MORE...
1906 San Antonio, a city, the capital of Bexar co., Tex., is on the San Antonio River, which here receives the San Pedro, 80 miles SW. of Austin, on the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio, the International and Great Norther and other railroads... The city is surrounded by a fertile country, of which ...Read MORE...
1910 - The first military air flight in a Wright brothers' plane took place in San Antonio
1920 - PLANE HITS POLE, TWO ARE KILLED SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 21. - Lieutenant Alvin M. St. John, of Memphis, Tenn., and Private Carl L. Cubler, of Elgin, Illinois, were instantly killed this afternoon when a plane they were flying crashed into a flagpole and then into a building at Kelly field. Billings Gazette Billings, Montana May 22, 1920 Added: 3/11/2014 9:10:46 AM - 1 Updated: 6/23/2014 8:07:54 AM - 1
1928 - January 1 - 1st US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio
historyorb.com January 1, 1928 Added: 3/20/2014 10:07:17 PM - 1 Updated: 6/23/2014 8:08:11 AM - 1
January 31, 1949 - The temperature at San Antonio, TX, plunged to a record low of one degree below zero.
WeatherForYou.com January 31, 1949 Added: 6/2/2014 9:23:26 AM - 1 Updated: 6/23/2014 8:08:32 AM - 1
1949 - December 11 - WOAI TV channel 4 in San Antonio, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast
1968 - MONORAIL AT FAIR STOPPED. San Antonio (AP) - HemisFair and mini-monorail officials declined official comment Monday while an investigation began into Sunday's monorail train smashup that killed one person and injured 48 others.
Thirteen of the victims hospitalized overnight Sunday were still being treated late...Read MORE...
1985 - FOUR KILLED IN EXPLOSION. ICE PLANT GUTTED BY AMMONIA BLAST; 21 PEOPLE INJURED. San Antonio, Texas (AP) - Investigators poking through the remains of a gutted ice plant tentatively blamed an ammonia leak for an explosion that killed four people and injured at least 21.
Deputy Fire Chief Jim Miller said the blast Wednesday "evidently was caused by an ammonia leak" at the...Read MORE...
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