August 1 in San Antonio history…

1892
The telephone exchange switchboard was fired by the lightning last night during the storm, but was extinguished by the operators in fine style.

1895
The San Antonio division of the Southern Pacific Railroad was disbanded.

1945
The San Antonio Public Library purchases a rare first edition King James Bible and other rare books with money donated by the estate of Harry Hertzberg.

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