June 23 in San Antonio history…
World War I – 1915
The First Battle of Isonzo begins as Italian troops attack Austrian defenses. Initial gains by the Italians are soon repulsed by the Austrians with heavy casualties for both sides. Three additional battles are fought through the end of 1915 with similar results, totaling 230,000 casualties for the Italians and 165,000 for the Austrians.
The law prohibiting the sale, gift or transportation of alcoholic drinks becomes effective throughout Texas at 10:30 pm June 25. All saloons must close or face the penalty of the law, which is exceptionally severe.
The Spurs trade guard George Hill, who Coach Gregg Popovich once called “my favorite player,” to Indiana for a package highlighted by 6-foot-7 small-forward Kawhi Leonard (photo, with 2014 Finals MVP trophy), whom the Pacers selected with the 15th overall pick.