Rt. Reverend Anthony Dominic Pelicer is installed at San Fernando Cathedral as first Bishop of San Antonio (he was buried in this Cathedral April 17, 1880.)
Trinity University junior, Louise Locker, (along with Santa Claus) stays out until “two or three in the morning” delivering over 200 presents and a Christmas trees to needy San Antonio children who had written letters – and so becomes known as Elf Louise.
The Great Plains Cold Wave reaches San Antonio, setting a new record low temperature for the date at 15 degrees. Six more record low temperatures would be set over the next week due to the cold snap.