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June 26 in San Antonio history…

1915
The Soledad Roof outdoor movie theater opens “on the banks of the San Antonio River where cool breezes blow.”  Along with motion pictures – music, dancing and live entertainment is offered. The rooftop theater is located on top of the building that would later house Solo Serve downtown.

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June 27 in San Antonio history…

1912
A new bunting flag was put up over the Alamo yesterday afternoon to replace the old cotton one which was tattered and torn. It has only been within the past few months that the Texas flag has waved over the Alamo. Heretofore, the United States flag was used.

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June 28 in San Antonio history…

1946
The Trail Drive-in theater (right) at Military and Roosevelt opens.

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June 29 in San Antonio history…

1973
Tom Nissalke, former coach of the ABA Dallas Chaparrals and the NBA Seattle Supersonics, is named the first head coach of the San Antonio Spurs.

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June 30 in San Antonio history…

1954
Color television arrived in San Antonio today but it will be some time before the average person will be able to afford and enjoy it in his home.  The first color TV programs were broadcast by WOAI – the “Today” show from 6 to 8 a.m. and “Home” from 9 to 10 a.m.  For the present time, no color programs in color will originate locally.  The programs were available for viewing in color at the Wolff & Marx department store on a handmade television with a 14-inch screen.

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July 1 in San Antonio history…

1959
Virgil T. Blossom, former superintendent of the embattled Little Rock School District in Arkansas, becomes superintendent of North East School District.

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July 2 in San Antonio history…

1731
The site for the Church of San Fernando is selected when Juan Antonio Pérez de Almazán, captain of the Presidio of San Antonio, lays out a central square for the villa of San Fernando de Béxar, as San Antonio was first called. The church is to be located on the west side of the square. After Almazan selected the site of the doorway of the church, the Main Plaza was laid out from the doorway.

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July 3 in San Antonio history…

1873
The old front of San Fernando Cathedral is torn down for renovations.

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July 4 in San Antonio history…

1894
An immense U.S. flag was draped from the balcony of San Antonio’s City Hall to mark the Fourth of July because it was too big to be raised on the city’s flagpole.

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July 5 in San Antonio history…

1819
A major flood in San Antonio, described as a “solid overflowing stream roaring south, spread east and west from the walls of the former mission San Antonio de Valero (Alamo) all the way to San Pedro Creek.”

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July 7 in San Antonio history…

1961
Eric Brendler, manager of Interstate’s Broadway theater, advises that 178 sets of twins, ranging from 5 to 65 years, responded to the newspaper announcement that the town’s twins would be admitted free to see Walt Disney’s “The Parent Trap” on opening day.

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July 8 in San Antonio history…

1925
Despondent over the drowning death of his only son nearly four years earlier, Alexander Joske fatally shoots himself.

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July 9 in San Antonio history…

1943
A new employee at the San Antonio National Bank, 213 W. Commerce, stepped on the burglar alarm button, causing 10 police cars to dash to the bank.

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July 10 in San Antonio history…

1954
San Antonians went to the polls today to vote for the proposed $11 million freeway bond issue.

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July 12 in San Antonio history…

1907
The new state law in effect today requires San Antonio automobile owners to report to the county clerk, register their names and obtain a number for their machine.

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July 14 in San Antonio history…

1925
The Dodge Brothers Automobile Company has offered a bulletproof car to the San Antonio City Police.

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July 16 in San Antonio history…

1899
John Keiser, who is engaged in classifying probate papers in the county clerk’s office, came to a package yesterday containing the papers of Davy Crockett.

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July 17 in San Antonio history…

1856
San Antonio’s city limits are set as one square league with the dome of San Fernando Cathedral as center, divided into four wards.

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July 19 in San Antonio history…

1885
San Antonio began keeping weather statistics in 1885.  On this day in that year, the temperature dropped to 65 and it’s still the record low.

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July 21 in San Antonio history…

1849
San Antonio Lodge No. 11, International Order of Odd Fellows organized (second secret society in San Antonio).

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July 22 in San Antonio history…

1932
Qualified Negro voters in Bexar County will be permitted to vote in the Democratic primary election tomorrow under terms of a mandatory injunction.

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July 23 in San Antonio history…

1885
The first shipment of rails for the San Antonio and Aransas Pass railway arrived in San Antonio.

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July 24 in San Antonio history…

1956
Plans for a convention hall and civic center at La Villita were unveiled today by V. H. Braunig, City Public Service Board manager.

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July 25 in San Antonio history…

1935
Postmaster Dan Quill spurned pleas from a veterans organization that oak trees planted in front of the old post office by Teddy Roosevelt not be chopped down.

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July 29 in San Antonio history…

1909
The electrically lighted archways over Houston Street extinguished and will be lit no more.

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August 1 in San Antonio history…

1945
The San Antonio Public Library purchases a rare first edition King James Bible and other rare books with money donated by the estate of Harry Hertzberg.

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August 3 in San Antonio history…

1974
Elvis Presley has scheduled a San Antonio concert for October 8 at the Convention Center Arena.

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August 4 in San Antonio history…

1886
The heat during the past few days has been intense and many citizens have been overcome by it. Care in exposure and drinking is necessary to avoid danger.

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August 5 in San Antonio history…

1922
San Antonio’s first radio station (WJAE) begins broadcasting, but lasts only a few months.

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August 6 in San Antonio history…

1893
Concluding events of the jubilee celebration at St. Mary’s College were held on the college grounds. A concert, directed by H. Gaudin, was on the program.

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July 30 in San Antonio history…

1886
The ice for Travis Park was delayed for some time yesterday, owing to a cart breakdown. The band and visitors were grateful for its arrival, however late though it may have been.

Recommended Reading: Drum Dream Girl

Not all that long ago, there were things people thought  "only boys" could do.  On the island of Cuba there was a girl, however, who dreamed of drumming.  And even though there had never been a girl drummer on her island, she worked, she practiced, she persisted -- hoping that one day her dream would come true.

July 29 in San Antonio history…

1909
The electrically lighted archways over Houston Street extinguished and will be lit no more.

Summer Reading Party for All Ages Planned for Central Library

San Antonio Public Library hosts SummerFest

Meet the Author: Dr. Vincent Di Maio at Forest Hills Branch Library

San Antonio Public Library hosts author of Morgue: A Life in Death

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