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July 31 in San Antonio history…
World War I – July 31, 1914 Russia orders full mobilization of her armed forces.  Austria-Hungary also orders mobilization.  Germany declares Kriegsgefahrsustand (i.e. imminent-danger-of-war situation), and tells Russia that she proposes to mobilise unless Russia stops all military measures within 12 hours.  She also informs France of her intention towards Russia, and demands to know […]

July 30 in San Antonio history…
World War I – July 30, 1914 France begins preparing for defense of its border with Germany.  British Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey, rejects the German request for British neutrality, saying, “” . . . to make this bargain with Germany at the expense of France would be a disgrace from which the good name […]

July 28 in San Antonio history…
World War I – 1914 Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia. 1941 Earl “Fatha” Hines performs at the Library Auditorium (now the Carver Center) on Hackberry Street. 1960 The Northwest Center Shopping Center, featuring Kresge’s, J.C. Penney and HEB, holds its grand opening. 1988 Rolling Oaks Mall opens at Nacogdoches and Loop 1604.Filed under: Texana Tagged: 1941, […]


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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