February 1 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
The batteries protecting Dover, England opened up tonight against what is believed to be another German raid but it is unknown whether the raiders were approaching by zeppelin or submarine.

1859
The Menger Hotel holds its grand opening.

19161916_houdini4
Harry Houdini escapes from a straitjacket while suspended upside-down above the intersections of Crockett and Navarro streets downtown.

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