August 27 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
British newspaper’s celebrate the German response to President Wilson regarding the sinking of the liner Arabic.  The Westminster Gazette states, “If Count von Bergsdorff is speaking with full authority, the American government can claim to have won a very notable victory.”

1891
Since the passing of the ordinance on August 4, there are now 16 licensed bawdy houses in the city.

1905
Police reported that there was not a single occasion to make an arrest in the last 24 hours. With Saturday usually averaging 60 infractions, the officers tabbed this the dullest period in years.

1976
Elvis Presley plays the Convention Center Arena for his final San Antonio appearance.

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