July 17 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
The San Antonio Light reports that the British liner Orduna with 227 passengers aboard, twenty-one of whom were Americans, was attacked without warning by a German submarine at 6 a.m. July 9, sixteen hours out of Liverpool, on her way to New York. Announcement of the attack was made by the ship’s captain. Thomas McComb Tnylor, and passengers. when the Orduna reached new York today.

1856
San Antonio’s city limits are set as one square league with the dome of San Fernando Cathedral as center, divided into four wards.

1937
Police Chief Owen Kilday said he is considering the installation of two-way radio sets in police scout cars so officers may confer with headquarters without having to stop to telephone.

1945
Clara Driscoll, known as the “Savior of the Alamo” dies in her penthouse at the Driscoll Hotel in Corpus Christi. She is the fourth person to lie in state at the Alamo and is buried at Alamo Masonic Cemetery.

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