July 17 in San Antonio history…
San Antonio’s city limits are set as one square league with the dome of San Fernando Cathedral as center, divided into four wards.
Official census figures for July 1 showed San Antonio still the leading city in Texas with a population of 191,398. Dallas ranked a close second with 187,826.
San Antonio became the second Hollywood of the United States when announcement was made by the famous Player-Lansky Corp. that “Wings,” one of the most spectacular pictures of the year, would be shot in San Antonio.
[“Wings” was the first movie to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.]