August 22 in San Antonio history…

1918 – World War I
The Bolsheviks have declared that a state of war exists between Russia and the United States.  Consequently, Vice Consul Imbrie has lowered the United States flag over the consulate at Petrograd, closed the consulate and place the affairs of the United States in charge of the Norwegian government.

1968
Plans for a special San Antonio Day at Hemisfair were announced today by Chairman David Straus.  Tickets will be 2 for 1 this Sunday, August 25.  There will also be free parking on a first-come, first-served basis in the Hemisfair parking lot east of the fairgrounds and south of Durango.

1980
San Antonio Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuela fans 15 batters in a 3-0 win over Amarillo.  The 19-year-old lefty allowed just two hits in the second half of the season and struck out 162 batters in 174 innings.

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