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July 5 in San Antonio history...

1918 – World War I
Kelly Field sent its baseball team to Corpus Christi to play the Fifth Engineers yesterday in the same manner Brooks Field did two weeks ago.  “If a man had an automobile he would not ride in an ox cart,” they say.  “So, why should men from the aviation section of the Signal Corps use a train?”

1978
The city swimming pools are back in operation today after a “sick-in” by 85 of the city’s 95 lifeguards closed 17 of the 19 city swimming pools.  The “sick-in” was staged to protest the low wages lifeguards are now being paid by the City of San Antonio.  They want their hourly wages increased from $2.65 to $3.50.

1985
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers make their first appearance in San Antonio at the Convention Center Arena with Lone Justice opening.

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