November 9 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1914
Field Marshal Earl Kitchener, Secretary of War, and Winston Spencer Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty, make speeches at the inauguration of Sir Charles Johnson, the new lord mayor of London.  Churchill said that naval pressure “would spell the doom of Germany as surely as winter strikes the leaves from the trees.”

1856texada
A large train of United States camels pass down Commerce Street on their way to Camp Verde.

1948
The Centeno family opens their first supermarket at 1802 W. Commerce St.

1963
The San Antonio Express newspaper features Rev. R. Paul Soupiset, a San Antonio Methodist minister, who posed as a hobo in Houston’s skid row for four days so he would be “better equipped to continue” his work.

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