December 31 in San Antonio history…

1946
The Alamo Bowl, scheduled to pit the Hardin-Simmons Cowboys vs. the University of Denver Pioneers in Alamo Stadium, is postponed due to freezing temperatures and heavy ice. The game would eventually be played on January 4.

1988
After 87 years in business, longtime menswear store Morris Adelman & Sons closes for good.  The store was best known for its hats, especially Stetsons, and had among its customers actor Yul Brenner, singer Merle Haggard, composer Marvin Hamlisch, former ambassador Henry Catto, and many politicians.

1993
The Cal Golden Bears defeat the Iowa Hawkeyes, 37-3, in the first Builder’s Square Alamo Bowl.

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