February 8 in San Antonio history…

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Today’s edition of the San Antonio Express newspaper (right) features a photograph pasted to the front page of each copy.  The photograph, called a homeograph, is a reproduction of a line drawing entitled “Answer of the Germans to the Above”, referencing the article above the photo.  Both the line drawing and the homeograph are creations of Carl G. Von Iwonski of San Antonio.  This is arguably the first photograph to appear in a newspaper anywhere.

1896
F. A. Hamilton, one of the Wild West cow boys, who allowed his six-shooter to explode while in the parade on South Flores street, was promptly arrested by Officer Naas, and charged with discharging firearms in the city limits.

1968
TV’s Channel 12 is purchased by the Out Let Company of Providence, RI and changes call letters from KONO-TV to KSAT.

 

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