January 1 in San Antonio history…
The local Carnegie Library appealed to city residents to return long delinquent books.
Owen Kilday becomes Bexar County Sheriff. He will be the longest serving sheriff of Bexar County – until 1962.
The Randolph Field Ramblers, a team made up of former college athletes serving in the military, play the University of Texas to a 7-7 tie in the Cotton Bowl. This is the only San Antonio team to ever play in the Cotton Bowl and this was the first tie in the bowl game’s history. Only 15,000 spectators witnessed the game due to heavy rain.