July 22 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
Former President Theodore Roosevelt gave a speech yesterday at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco urging preparedness for war.  Referring to the price that Belgium had paid for her unpreparedness, he said, “Some day or other it may well be that we shall have to pay on a tenfold  greater scale the same price for exactly the same reasons; and if such should be the case, remember, my fellow countrymen that, whereas the case of the Belgians excited warm sympathy, our misfortunes would excite nothing but scorn and contempt.”

1942
A photostatic copy of the original floor plan of an old Spanish fort in San Antonio, drawn in 1805 by Francisco Adam, was brought to San Antonio recently by Bascom Giles, commissioner of the general land office. Situated on the present site of city hall, the fort was more than 300 feet long.

1953
The San Antonio Public Library is breaking all records in its 50th anniversary year.  Books now total more than 500,000 on downtown branch shelves.

1985
The San Antonio Gunslingers release all 46 players just before the deadline to pay them.

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