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February 18 in San Antonio history...

1918 – World War I
As a tribute to his American spirit, Chester Basse, for years the proprietor of the Bismarck Cafe, one of the best known of San Antonio’s eating houses, has changed the name to the Cafe Basse and the picture of the Iron Chancellor, which formerly adorned the sign, has been taken down. 62 more words

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February 17 in San Antonio history...

1918 – World War I
1,212 soldiers who cannot read or write English are now studying the language at Camp Travis every night, supervised by 63 soldier-teachers. 149 more words

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February 16 in San Antonio history...

1861
U.S. Government property is surrendered by General Twiggs at San Antonio to the Secession Convention Commissioners. If this had not been a peaceful transfer, it would be known as the event that started the Civil War – right here in San Antonio. 115 more words

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February 15 in San Antonio history...

1914
A portable radio station of the Marconi type, to be installed on horsedrawn vehicles, has been ordered for Fort Sam Houston.

1918 – World War I… 175 more words

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February 14 in San Antonio history...

1918 – World War I
Seven planes were damaged during yesterday’s flying at Kelly Field but no serious injuries were received.  Lieutenant Hightower went into a tailspin at 6,000 feet but recovered sufficiently to land on the golf course at Brackenridge Park. 43 more words

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Feburary 13 in San Antonio history...

1913
On this day in 1913, Ignacio E. Lozano founded La Prensa, a Spanish-language daily newspaper published in San Antonio to address the needs of Mexicans residing temporarily in the United States who wished to follow events in Mexico, which was engulfed in the Mexican Revolution. 66 more words

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February 12 in San Antonio history...

1918 – World War I
Miss Katherine Stinson, world famous San Antonio girl aviator, has returned to the city from the Pacific coast, where she has been flying in exhibitions during the winter.  112 more words

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