July 29 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
The British announce that the casualties in the Gallipoli Campaign are 49,238 men so far.

1909arch
The electrically lighted archways over Houston Street are extinguished and will be lit no more.

1936
Church officials were preparing today to direct the removal of the altar of San Fernando Cathedral in the hope that excavation beneath the floor of the church might produce the bones of the Alamo heroes.

1976
An estimated 100,000 people turned out today for the grand opening of Windsor Park Mall, San Antonio’s largest enclosed regional shopping center.

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