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August 8 in San Antonio history...

1936
Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra begin a one-week engagement at the Olmos Dinner Club on San Pedro Avenue.

1946
Weatherman J. H. Jarboe reported that last month’s average high temperature of 97.4 degrees was the hottest ever in San Antonio.  The previous record was 97.2 degrees in 1925.

1987
The doors close for the final time on the downtown Joske’s store (right) to prepare for a storewide renovation and transformation into Dillard’s.

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