March 28 in San Antonio history…

1915 – World War I
German submarine U-28 sinks the British steamer Falaba in the Irish Sea, resulting in 104 fatalities, including one American.

1927IMAG0991
The new Magnolia gas station at Broadway and the Austin Highway opens for business (photo, right, taken in 2011).

1948
If population were calculated on the basis of pit privies, San Antonio would be the largest city in Texas.  According to the last count, this city has more than 11,400 privies, about 9,000 more than any other Texas city.

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