August 10 in San Antonio history…
A force of men is today removing the cannons which were unearthed on the Gibbs property at Houston and Avenue D. The largest is to be taken to the Alamo, the next to Col. Gibbs and the other three to the Mavericks.
1918 – World War I
San Antonio’s own Edgar G. Tobin shoots down his fifth German plane over Thiaucourt, France and becomes an ace.
County Clerk George Surkey said today that so many people are getting married while drunk that he would issue no marriage licenses after 5 p.m. daily and none on Sundays unless he personally knows the applicants.