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August 18 in San Antonio history...

1813
The Spanish royalist army under Gen. Joaquín de Arredondo is victorious at the Battle of Medina south of San Antonio. Gen. Arredondo’s forces enter San Antonio two days after the battle and inflict punishment on the civilian population. 700 of the citizens are imprisoned, eighteen die of suffocation out of 300 in one house; the remainder are shot.

1917 – World War I
One hundred tons of food a day will be required to feed the 46,000 men of the National Army who will be mobilized at Camp Travis in September. That is the estimate given out by Capt. J. H . Dickey of the School for Bakers and Cooks at Fort Sam Houston.

1972
Trinity University ceases football scholarships

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