July 7 in San Antonio history…

1961
Eric Brendler, manager of Interstate’s Broadway theater, advises that 178 sets of twins, ranging from 5 to 65 years, responded to the newspaper announcement that the town’s twins would be admitted free to see Walt Disney’s “The Parent Trap” on opening day. The picture is now going into a second week.

1962
San Antonio resident Karen Hantze Susman (right) wins the women’s singles title at Wimbledon, defeating Vera Sukova of Czechoslovakia in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.  She also wins the women’s doubles title with her partner, Billie Jean Moffitt (later King).

1997
The 210 area code changes to include only San Antonio and Bexar County.Area codes 830 and 956 are added for areas north and south of San Antonio.

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