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.