November 20 in San Antonio history…

1904
A station to connect San Antonio with Houston and New Orleans by wireless telegraphy was predicted for the near future by K. S. Finch, special agent for the DeForrest Wireless Telegraph system.

1944
San Antonio military installations announced work would continue as usual on Thanksgiving, except for brief recesses for peace prayers.

1970
Ground is broken on the new $31,993,000 Veteran’s Administration hospital in the South Texas Medical Center.  It is due to be completed by March 1, 1974.  (After the death of Audie Murphy on May 28, 1971, the hospital would be named the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital in his honor.)

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