July 24 in San Antonio history…

1885
Track laying begins for the San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad.

1917 – World War I
The $64,000,000 airplane bill became a law today with President Wilson’s signature.  More than 20,000 planes are to be built as a first increment and many thousands of aviators will be trained.

1956
Plans for a convention hall and civic center at La Villita were unveiled today by V. H. Braunig, City Public Service Board manager.

 

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