November 1 in San Antonio history…

1859
The United States Arsenal is begun to be built on its present site.

1992
San Antonio’s telephone area code changes from 512 to 210.

2002
The new $190 million SBC Center opens with the Spurs defeating the Toronto Raptors, 91-72, in front of a sold-out crowd of 18,787.  The Raptors score an NBA-record low six points in the fourth quarter.  George Strait performs a sold-out show in the new arena the following night.

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