January 4 in San Antonio history…

1833
San Antonian William Tobin equaled William Tell’s achievement by shooting an apple off the cranium of Thomson Green of New York – a close friend.  The distance was thirty feet.

1892
The large advertising board on the bank of the river in Bowen’s Central Garden has fallen into the river and is obstructing the channel.

1947alamo_bowl
After a three-day delay due to icy conditions, the Alamo Bowl (right) is played in Alamo Stadium:  Hardin Simmons 20, Denver 0. Game only draws a crowd of 3,730 spectators. The temperature never gets above 26 degrees.

 

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