July 23 in San Antonio history…
1917 – World War I
By executive order issued today President Wilson prohibited the existence of disorderly resorts or saloons within five miles of any military camp. Any town within such radius licensing saloon would not be affected but no saloon may be within a half mile of camps. Private persons living within five miles of such a camp may have liquors in their possession for personal use but may not give them to any soldier.
Sanitation workers in San Antonio go on strike. Tensions are inflamed when City Manager Tom Huebner states that, “Those positions are easily filled.”