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August 5 in San Antonio history...

1884
The San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad is first organized.

1946
A statement by Professor C. E. A. Winslow, editor of the American Journal of Public Health, denying the value of DDT, water purification and sewage treatment in combating polio is denounced by Col. Charles Craig, retired authority on infectious disease.  Said Craig, “We took into consideration all the theories.  The proof of the pudding is in the eating and I think our pudding has turned out well.”

1955
The 21st annual North-South All-Star high school football game is held in Alamo Stadium as the culminating event of the week-long Texas High School Coaches’ Association meeting held in the Alamo City.  The North team is coached by Mississippi State head coach, Darrell Royal, and the South is coached by Baylor University’s George Sauer.  The game ends in a 25-25 tie.

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