September 25 in San Antonio history…

1906
Boxer John L. Sullivan demands a crowd of 2,000 persons, and meals and accommodations in this city’s best hotel to put on a sparring exhibition here.

1922WOAI
Radio station WOAI (“World Of Agricultural Information”) transmits its first radio broadcast. It is the third radio station in San Antonio (right).

1925
Boxer Jack Dempsey is in town to box three local fighters in an exhibition fight to promote local boxing matches.  Dempsey boxes two rounds each with three successive opponents: Ray Neuman; Marty Cutler, who had “trained with five champions”; and Curtis “Tex” Meeks, “the big local cowhand.” Dempsey, barely breaking a sweat, “handle(d the) three husky men as though they were underfed children,” said the San Antonio Light.

 

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