July 1 in San Antonio history…
1917 – World War I
Karl Robert Armin Ritter is now a member of the regular infantry stationed at Camp Wilson. This statement may appear very commonplace until one finds out who Armin Ritter is, and how many other roles he has played. Then it takes on an entirely different aspect. Ritter, in his 27 years of life, has in turn been a Texas cowboy, a trick rider, expert rifle shot and mock soldier with a German “Wild West” show, a war refugee, a cowboy again and finally a real soldier in the United States Army.
The San Antonio Texans, the Alamo City’s Canadian Football League franchise, wins their first-ever game, 47-24, over the Shreveport Pirates. There are many real Texans on the team, including position coaches Guy Morriss and Bill Bradley, Phil Brown and Grady Cavness from Texas and Lance Teichelman from Texas A&M.
Radio station KCJZ 106.7 changes its format at midnight from the smooth jazz of Kenny G and the Rippingtons to the “Jammin’ Hits” format, heavy on R&B and dance music.