January 4 in San Antonio history…

1833
San Antonian William Tobin equaled William Tell’s achievement by shooting an apple off the cranium of Thomson Green of New York – a close friend.  The distance was thirty feet.

1909
The St. Anthony Hotel opened for business. After its 1936 expansion, it will become one of the first hotels in the world to get central air conditioning.

1947
After a three-day delay due to icy conditions, the Alamo Bowl (right) is played in Alamo Stadium:  Hardin Simmons 20, Denver 0. Game only draws a crowd of 3,730 spectators. The temperature never gets above 26 degrees.

1962
Mary Elizabeth York, 18-year-old granddaughter of WWI hero Alvin York, arrived at Lackland AFB after enlisting in the Air Force in her grandfather’s home in Pall Mall, TN yesterday.

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