July 21 in San Antonio history…
1917 – World War I
With the draft completed the formation of the National army now awaits the calling out of the quotas required from each registration district. It has been estimated that this will approximate 7 percent of the registration but certain allowances are to be made and each board will receive notice of the exact number of men it will be expected to supply. It has been estimated that San Antonio and Bexar County will be required to furnish about 1,000 men in the National Army. This probably will be subject to some reduction as a credit for the volunteers obtained in this community but assuming that 1,000 is the number required each board will send out notices for just twice the number of its quota.
San Antonio’s 10-year experiment with minor league football ends as the Toros franchise folds. The Toros played in the Texas League, the Continental and Trans-American leagues and amassed a 94-17 record.
Gloria Estefan brings her “Destiny” tour to the Alamodome, two weeks before performing at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics closing ceremonies.