August 1 in San Antonio history…

1918 – World War I
More than 30,000 San Antonians have been inoculated against typhoid and smallpox since last November.  Free clinics were established last November with the prime purpose of inoculating and vaccinating people who handled food or drink in establishments serving soldiers.

1945
The San Antonio Public Library purchases a rare first edition King James Bible and other rare books with money donated by the estate of Harry Hertzberg.

1962
U.S. Customs agents in San Antonio are going to make an inventory of all gold coins minted after 1933 which are contained in the rare coin collection at Witte Museum.

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