August 3 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
The Second Battle of the Isonzo ends in a virtual draw.  The total casualties during the three week battle were about 90,000 men, of which were 41,866 Italians and 48,000 Austro-Hungarians.

1936
Eight hundred of the 1500 standards for San Antonio’s parking meters were installed today by Rodgers and Stewart, contractors, it was announced at city hall. The standards were installed at Alamo, Crockett and College streets. The work will be completed next week.

1974
After an 11-day prison break attempt, San Antonio drug kingpin Fred Carrasco is killed in a shootout at Huntsville.  Carrasco, Rodolfo Dominguez, and two hostages die in the attempt.  Another hostage, Prison Chaplain Rev. Joseph O’Brien, is wounded in the chest and left arm.  Two inmate hostages are also slightly wounded.

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