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August 3 in San Antonio history…
World War I – 1915 The Second Battle of the Isonzo ends in a virtual draw.  The total casualties during the three week battle were about 90,000 men, of which were 41,866 Italians and 48,000 Austro-Hungarians. 1883 The first issue of the San Antonio Light is published. (Originally published starting in 1881 as The Evening Light.) 1936 Eight hundred of the 1500 […]

August 2 in San Antonio history…
1932 All-female Westmoorland College will admit boys as day students in all departments when the fall season opens, the college president announced. 1968 The charge for the use of the photocopy machine at the new Main Library will be reduced from 25 cents to 10 cents.  According to the director, the reduced fee will be […]

August 1 in San Antonio history…
1892 The telephone exchange switchboard was fired by the lightning last night during the storm, but was extinguished by the operators in fine style. 1895 The San Antonio division of the Southern Pacific Railroad was disbanded. 1945 The San Antonio Public Library purchases a rare first edition King James Bible and other rare books with money […]


African American Funeral Programs of San Antonio
Visit The Portal to Texas History to view San Antonio Public Library's collection of African American funeral programs. The collection consists of over 1,000 programs that date from 1935 to present day and depicts the African American community in Bexar County.

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