July 11 in San Antonio history…

Jack Harris is shot by Ben Thompson in the saloon at “Jack Harris’ corner”.   This incident will spark a feud that will culminate in the assassination of Ben Thompson and King Fisher in the same building on March 11, 1884.

A record low temperature of 60 degrees is recorded.  (This is still a record low for the month of July in San Antonio.)

The fame of San Antonio’s Municipal Zoo was spreading far and wide as was evinced by the fact Commissioner Lambert received an offer to three full-grown ostriches, provided he would pay to have them shipped from Arizona.



Posted on July 11, 2013, in Texana and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Your post of July 11
    San Antonio’s first drive-in, the Varsity Drive-In Theater, opens at the corner of Culebra & Bandera Road.

    In the Light newspaper is an ad for the grand opening of the Varsity on JULY 14, 1949.

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