July 11 in San Antonio history…

1917 – World War I
A joint proclamation by Mayor Sam C. Bell and County Judge James R. Davis was issued Wednesday morning calling on all business houses and manufacturing establishments to permit young men in their employ wino have enlisted in the National Guard to have Thursday afternoon off to do recruiting duty. A request also is made that young men not members but wishing to enlist in one of the San Antonio companies, “be granted special hours during the day, in which they may go to the recruiting offices for the purpose of enlisting and offering their services to our country.”

Katherine Stinson Otero dies at the age of 86 at her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

After 19 seasons and five championships with the San Antonio Spurs, forward Tim Duncan announces his retirement.


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