August 12 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1914
The United Kingdom declares war on Austria-Hungary.  Austro-Hungarian forces cross the Drina river and invade Serbia.
King George V gives this speech to British Expeditionary Forces:  You are leaving home to fight for the safety and honour of my Empire. Belgium, whose country we are pledged to defend, has been attacked and France is about to be invaded by the same powerful foe. I have implicit confidence in you my soldiers.  Duty is your watchword, and I know your duty will be nobly done. I shall follow your every movement with deepest interest and mark with eager satisfaction your daily progress, indeed your welfare will never be absent from my thoughts. I pray God to bless you and guard you and bring you back victorious.

1923
“Irvy” Dresch of the San Antonio Public Service Company, pitches a perfect game against the Eagle Furniture Company team in a City League baseball game.  The Public Service Company team won, 14-0.

2007
Canadian rock trio, Rush, makes their 17th San Antonio concert appearance at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

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