January 28 in San Antonio history…
World War I – 1915
A German torpedo-boat is sunk by a Russian submarine off Cape Moen, Denmark.
The new Main Library building opens at S. St. Mary’s and West Market streets.
A small explosive blast, followed by a puff of brown smoke and a rousing round of applause signaled the official start of construction today of San Antonio’s new West Side Freeway. Some 300 people gathered in Westover Hills just yards from Sea World of Texas’ Garden of Flags for the dedication of State Highway 151, its new official name.
The Light goes out. Unable to find a buyer, the San Antonio Light newspaper ceases publication after 112 years serving San Antonio.