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December 21 in San Antonio history...

1868
The first Fair of the Agricultural and Industrial Association of Western Texas is opened.

1917 – World War I
Every once in a while a man comes forward and says frankly why he did a thing without trying to make an excuse and this happened at Kelly Field the other day.  There are no speedometers on the trucks and the favorite excuse is that the driver did not know how fast he was going.  An accused driver the other day said, “I’ll tell you the truth, sir.  I just like to ride fast.  That’s the reason I was doing it.”

1929
San Antonio receives nearly three inches of snow, a fraction of the snowfall in Central Texas.  The town of Clifton receives 24 inches, still the greatest amount of snow ever to fall in Texas.

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