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January 4 in San Antonio history...

1909
The St. Anthony Hotel opened for business. After its 1936 expansion, it will become one of the first hotels in the world to get central air conditioning.

1947
After a three-day delay due to icy conditions, the Alamo Bowl (right) is played in Alamo Stadium:  Hardin Simmons 20, Denver 0. Game only draws a crowd of 3,730 spectators. The temperature never gets above 26 degrees.

1960
Plans for the construction of a $5 million garden-type motor hotel were announced today by R. E. Dumas Milner.  The new building will be on Lexington Avenue across the river from the Municipal Auditorium.  Milner is the part owner of the Dumas Milner Chevrolet Company here, as well as the owner of a household products company that makes Pine-Sol and Perma-Starch.

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