December 7 in San Antonio history…
A Mexican sniper kills Ben Milam in the courtyard of the Verimendi Palace. Two others die in the assault.
The San Antonio Light announces that a Christmas tree will be placed in Alamo Plaza “in front of the ruined portion of the Alamo” by the Rotary Club. The tree will be furnished by Douglas Fairchilds of Medina Valley. The San Antonio Gas & Electric Company has agreed to furnish, free, the current lor several thousand colored electric lights; J. C. Kinney has agreed to do the electrical work; Steves Sash &. Door Company has promised to furnish a fence to be built around a sufficient area about the tree to accommodate 1500 poor children and their mothers; the British Society, the Scottish Society,(known as Clan McDuff), three or four of the German singing societies, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, (representing the Irish), and the Choral Society of the Y. M. C. A., (representing the Americans), have agreed, to come In costume and sing Christmas songs representative of each nationality on Christmas Eve.
The San Antonio Light features the news of the crash of a private plane into Mitchell Lake but news from Pearl Harbor had not reached San Antonio by the afternoon publication deadline.