January 1 in San Antonio history…

WWI – 1915
Germany reports to be holding 586,013 prisoners-of-war:  8,138 officers and 577,875 enlisted men.

1944Ramblerspennant
The Randolph Field Ramblers, a team made up of former college athletes serving in the military, play the University of Texas to a 7-7 tie in the Cotton Bowl.  This is the only San Antonio team to ever play in the Cotton Bowl and this was the first tie in the bowl game’s history.  Only 15,000 spectators witnessed the game due to heavy rain.

1969
The KBER Holiday Show takes place at Hemisfair Arena.  Performers are: Willie Nelson, Charley Pride, Grandpa Jones & David Houston

1985
Due to a new state law in effect today, San Antonio drivers of passenger cars or light trucks carrying a child not secured in a car seat will be subject to a fine of between $25 and $50.

 

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