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December 25 in San Antonio history...

1872
Honore Grenet places this ad critical of the poor drainage around his store next door to the Alamo:  “H. Grenet is closing out his stock of toys and Christmas goods at a little above nothing.  Any one disposed to run the risk of drowning in the mud holes to reach his store will be amply repaid for his efforts, if successful.”

1874
The roof and central dome of San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo Mission collapse during a midnight Mass.  Fortunately, the mass is being held in an adjoining room instead of the nave.

1955
San Antonio reaches the hottest ever December temperature – 90 degrees.  It is still the record and the only day that ever reached the ninety degree mark in December in San Antonio.

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