Daily Archives: September 5, 2019

September 5 in San Antonio history…

The NFL’s newest franchise – the Dallas Texans – play the Washington Redskins in Alamo Stadium.  The Texans, a renamed and a relocated franchise formerly known as the New York Yanks, defeat Sammy Baugh’s Redskins, 27-14, but fold at the end of the season.  For 1953, the NFL relocates the team to Baltimore and they are renamed the Colts.

San Antonio telephone exchanges change again to: CApitol, LEhigh, PErshing, TAylor & WAlnut followed by five numerals (right).

The mercury reaches 111 degrees – the hottest day in San Antonio history.