August 21 in San Antonio history…

crisisWorld War I – 1915
The sinking of the liner Arabic by a German U-boat yesterday combined with American lives lost on the Lusitania last May has Americans wondering if the United States will be drawn into war.

1926
Preliminary steps in the city’s $600,000 flood prevention program were taken yesterday when test holes for the cross-town channel were sunk.

1968
Hemisfair ’68  features the buttoned-down mind of Bob Newhart along with Louis Armstrong and Harper’s Bizarre at the Hemisfair Theater for the Performing Arts (now Lila Cockrell Theater.)

 

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