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July 7 in San Antonio history...

1883
The first polo game is held in San Antonio is held between the Reds and the Blues in San Pedro Park.  This was only eleven years after polo was first played in England.

1918 – World War I
Due to anti-German sentiment, the characters in the comic strip “The Katzenjammer Kids” change their name from Katzenjammer to Shenanigan and the strip changes to “The Shenanigan Kids.”  They claimed to be Dutch anyway.

1997
The 210 area code changes to include only San Antonio and Bexar County.  Area codes 830 and 956 are added for areas north and south of San Antonio.

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