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January 29 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1916
Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins.

1917
Robert B. Green opens to the public as the county hospital.

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January 17 in San Antonio history...

1917
Oysters are served at the annual alumni meeting of St. Mary’s College, thus beginning the tradition of Oyster Bake.

1968
Work on lifting the tophouse of the Tower of the Americas was halted for about an hour today by a power failure in the downtown area.  82 more words

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The Jones Act forces Puerto Ricans to overpay for items brought to the island

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/jones-act-holding-puerto-rico-back-debt-crisis

This is a hidden tax that is passed onto all consumers as the prices are inflated by the anti-competitive pricing structure. Requiring higher priced US flagged ships for products brought to the island is an unfair burden imposed on those in Puerto Rico. 1,300 more words

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