January 18 in San Antonio history…

1886
Leopold Wolfson buys the White Elephant Saloon to expand his dry goods business.   The building is destroyed on Oct. 1, 2011 in a fire.

1925
A fire damages the old Hot Wells hotel.  It was the second, after lightning struck and extensively damaged the building in 1894.

1960
Ray Charles and the Raelets play a concert in Municipal Auditorium.

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