July 16 in San Antonio history…
World War I – 1915
Fighting In the Argonne region in France has turned in favor of the French, according to the Paris war office which claims the recapture of Hill No. 285 from the army of the German crown prince.
Thirty San Antonio pecan shellers were working under police protection after a group of 50 labor agitators had tried unsuccessfully to make them strike.
Leslie Tillett was at a reception in San Antonio speaking to the “Friends of the Tillett Tapestry” about his creation, a 100 by 3 foot tapestry he created, depicting Cortes’s conquest of Mexico. He was hoping to sell it for $200,000 as a “gift to the city.” Ultimately, it was not purchased and went on display elsewhere.