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July 20 in San Antonio history...

1917 – World War I
The draft begins and the first five men drafted from San Antonio are:  Andres Perez, John Martinez, W. A. Shacklett, Philip Best and Lawrence Abernathy… 25 more words

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July 19 in San Antonio history...

1917 – World War I
The newspapers report that the draft will begin tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. and 1,374,000 men nationwide will be called.

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July 18 in San Antonio history...

1917 – World War I
Today is “Penny Day” as proclaimed by the mayor. Children wishing to contribute to the fund may bring their pennies to the “Happy Tribe Editor” of The Light or may drop them in one of the collection boxes placed In a number of the city’s stores. 133 more words

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July 17 in San Antonio history...

1913
The tunnel through the “big hill” on the line of the Fredericksburg Railroad was completed and is 910 feet long.

1917 – WWI
Mayor Sam Bell issues a proclamation to the boys and girls of San Antonio, in hopes of raising a donation of one million pennies. 181 more words

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July 16 in San Antonio history...

1914
Prof. Shigetaka Shiga, eminent Japanese author who composed a poem honoring Alamo dead, announced a September visit to San Antonio to erect a stone monument inscribed with his poem (right). 163 more words

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July 15 in San Antonio history...

1917 – World War I
Another great stride forward in San Antonio’s importance as a military center has been made by the United States government formally taking over the leases to 5,081 acres of land adjoining Camp Kelly, the aviation post south of the city. 125 more words

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July 14 in San Antonio history...

1917 – World War I
The Soldiers’ Club on the sixth floor of the Calcasieu building was formally dedicated last night with a brief but interesting program, and turned over to the enlisted men to operate for their own benefit by the War Recreation Board. 132 more words

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