January 31 in San Antonio history…

1949
The lowest temperature ever in San Antonio is recorded on this day.  The mercury plunges to a brutally cold 0 degrees Fahrenheit and the city shivers under a 4.7 inch snowfall.

1967
Just four days after the fatal fire that killed three astronauts during a “plugs out” test of Apollo I, two airmen are killed during a similar test inside a space cabin simulator at Brooks AFB.  Like the Apollo I astronauts, the airmen at Brooks were working in a pressurized atmosphere of 100 percent oxygen.  A spark caused a flash fire and the airmen were severely burned.

2008>January 31 in San Antonio history...
The Walgreen’s on Houston Street (right) closes, slated for demolition.  It opened in that location on October 19, 1929.

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