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December 29 in San Antonio history…

1845
Texas becomes the 28th state admitted to the Union.

1917 
The San Antonio, Fredericksburg & Northern Railroad, recently sold at a receiver’s sale, has been purchased by a party of San Antonio capitalists, the company reorganized and new article of incorporation filed with the secretary of state at Austin.  The San Antonio, Fredericksburg and Northern Railroad was built about three years ago by R. A. Love, formerly of Kansas City, and extends through part of Kendall and Gillespie Counties, a distance of 23.9 miles, connecting the town of Fredericksburg with the San Antonio & Aransas Pass railroad.

1920
George W. Brackenridge, 88, retired financier and holder of extensive properties in Texas and elsewhere, died at his Fern Ridge home near San Antonio.  He left an estate worth approximately $3 million.

 

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December 29 in San Antonio history…

1845
Texas becomes the 28th state admitted to the Union.

1945
The “King of Swing” Benny Goodman and his Orchestra, featuring vocalist Liza Morrow, performs a concert in Municipal Auditorium.

1960
Terrill Hill police searched in vain for a brightly clad spaceman. An interplanetary character, complete with bubble helmet and antennae, was reported by Dr. and Mrs. Dick Creamer, 205 Newbury.

December 29 in San Antonio history…

1845
Texas becomes the 28th state admitted to the Union.

1920
George W. Brackenridge, 88, retired financier and holder of extensive properties in Texas and elsewhere, died at his Fern Ridge home near San Antonio.  He left an estate worth approximately $3 million.

1945
Benny Goodman and his Orchestra, featuring vocalist Liza Morrow, performs a concert in Municipal Auditorium.

December 29 in San Antonio history…

1845
Texas becomes the 28th state admitted to the Union.

1920
George W. Brackenridge, 88, philathropist, namesake of Brackenridge Park, retired financier and holder of extensive properties in Texas and elsewhere, died at his Fern Ridge home near San Antonio.

2011
 The Baylor Bears with Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Robert Griffin III (right) defeat the Washington Huskies in the 19th annual Alamo Bowl by a score of 67 to 56, setting all sorts of records in the process:

  •  Baylor set school bowl records for points in a quarter, half and a game.
  • The 43 combined third-quarter points set a Valero Alamo Bowl record.
  •  Baylor’s 67 points are the most scored by a team in FBS bowl history (previous was 66 by Nebraska in 2000 Alamo Bowl).
  • Baylor and Washington established a FBS bowl record for most combined points (123) in a regulation bowl game (previous was 2001 GMAC Bowl; Marshall and East Carolina were tied 51-51 before heading into overtime).
  • Baylor and Washington established a FBS bowl record for most combined yards of total offense with 1,397, shattering the previous mark of 1,211 total yards set in the 2005 Insight Bowl.
  • Baylor established a FBS bowl record for most yards of total offense with 777, shattering the previous mark of 718 total yards set by Arizona State in the 1972 Fiesta Bowl.

December 29 in San Antonio history…

1845
Texas is admitted to the Union as the 28th state.

1917
A local shortage of sugar has forced a limit of five pounds per consumer by San Antonio retailers.

1923
Mayor John Tobin and Park Commissioner Ray Lambert announced proposed plans for the beautification of San Pedro Creek from Travis to N. Flores.

2011
 The Baylor Bears with Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Robert Griffin III (right) defeat the Washington Huskies in the 19th annual Alamo Bowl by a score of 67 to 56, setting all sorts of records in the process:

  •  Baylor set school bowl records for points in a quarter, half and a game.
  • The 43 combined third-quarter points set a Valero Alamo Bowl record.
  •  Baylor’s 67 points are the most scored by a team in FBS bowl history (previous was 66 by Nebraska in 2000 Alamo Bowl).
  • Baylor and Washington established a FBS bowl record for most combined points (123) in a regulation bowl game (previous was 2001 GMAC Bowl; Marshall and East Carolina were tied 51-51 before heading into overtime).
  • Baylor and Washington established a FBS bowl record for most combined yards of total offense with 1,397, shattering the previous mark of 1,211 total yards set in the 2005 Insight Bowl.
  • Baylor established a FBS bowl record for most yards of total offense with 777, shattering the previous mark of 718 total yards set by Arizona State in the 1972 Fiesta Bowl.