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July 18 in San Antonio history

1946
The polio epidemic rages on in San Antonio with 87 total victims so far this year.  R. L. Marvel, head of the sanitation department, pledges that the city will begin enforcing an ordinance requiring property owners within 200 feet of city water and sewer to make connections in order to cut down on outhouses.

1970
“The Great (Little) Train Robbery:” Passengers aboard Old No. 99 , Brackenridge Park’s miniature train, are robbed of their valuables by two soldiers from Ft. Sam Houston. Both robbers are caught and sentenced to prison terms of 20 and 10 years, respectively.

2003
Jane Barbe, the voice of hundreds of automated telephone recordings, including Frost Bank time in San Antonio, dies in Roswell, Georgia at the age of 74.

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