July 19 in San Antonio history…

1869 
The Old Lewis mill is stopped. For nearly 20 years this mill had supplied ground corn to San Antonio.

1885
San Antonio began keeping weather statistics in 1885.  On this day in that year, the temperature dropped to 65 and it’s still the record low.

1907
With 168 automobiles registered in the city engineer’s office, it is believed that San Antonio has more autos than any other Texas city.

1975
The San Antonio Wings of the World Football League play their first home game at Alamo Stadium – an exhibition game against the Memphis Southmen.  The Wings win, 7-0.

 

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