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August 1 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1914
The dominoes begin to fall as France and Germany begin full mobilization of their armies. Germany declares war on Russia at 6 p.m. 62 more words

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July 31 in San Antonio history...

World War I – July 31, 1914
Russia orders full mobilization of her armed forces.  Austria-Hungary also orders mobilization.  Germany declares Kriegsgefahrsustand (i.e. imminent-danger-of-war situation), and tells Russia that she proposes to mobilise unless Russia stops all military measures within 12 hours.  100 more words

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July 30 in San Antonio history...

World War I – July 30, 1914
France begins preparing for defense of its border with Germany.  British Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey, rejects the German request for British neutrality, saying, “” . 91 more words

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July 28 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1914
Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia.

1941
Earl “Fatha” Hines performs at the Library Auditorium (now the Carver Center) on Hackberry Street. 25 more words

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July 27 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1914
Skirmishes are reported along the Danube between Serbian and Austro-Hungarian forces.  It is reported in the San Antonio Light that full amnesty for all military offenses committed in their own countries will be granted to Austrian and Hungarian residents in foreign countries if they will return to their native land and report to military authorities.   72 more words

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July 26 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1914
The San Antonio Light prints the headline “Powers in Europe on Brink of Great War (right).”

1981
The first jazz mass ever celebrated at a Catholic church in this area – and possibly in the entire Southwest – is held in San Fernando Cathedral.  37 more words

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July 25 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1914
 At noon, Russia requests that Austria-Hungary extend the 48-hour time limit given to Serbia two days ago.  They refuse.  At 3 p.m., Serbia orders their army to mobilize and appeals to the Russian Czar for assistance.   158 more words

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