November 18 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1914
German forces continue bombardment from the coast of Flanders the the River Lys, with attacks throughout the territory around Ypres.

1928
The Fox Company retail store at 209 Alamo Plaza is destroyed by fire resulting in $150,000 damage and the death of a night watchman.  The film developing and mail order business of the Fox Company at 1734 Broadway is not affected.

1972
Bob Hope visits San Antonio to dedicate a new elementary school in Southwest San Antonio named in his honor. “I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for grammar school—I spent 10 of the best years of my life there,” Hope joked before the large audience gathered outside the school at 3022 Reforma Dr.

 

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