August 19 in San Antonio history…

1935
Mayor C. K. Quin Monday ordered a series of mural paintings taken from the walls of the foyer of the Municipal Auditorium, after their presence was protested by the American Legion Central Council of Bexar County. The paintings by Xavier Gonzales, were criticized for containing hidden Communist symbols.

1980
San Antonio will have to wait until October to learn the fate of its request for a $29.5 million federal grant to help develop a $150 million Tiendas del Rio shopping center east of Joske’s of Texas downtown store.  (Tiendas del Rio was later renamed Rivercenter Mall.)

1986
The temperature reaches 108 degrees, a record that will stand until September of 2000.

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