August 31 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
Early French ace Adolphe Pégoud (6 victories) is shot down and killed near Belfort, France, aged 26.

1928
San Antonio’s first talking picture, “The Perfect Crime,” will open at the [old] Majestic Theatre tomorrow. It is not a conglomeration of noises, but a dialogue spoken so you can understand it. Clive Brook and Irene Rich star.

1973ag
“American Graffiti,” George Lucas’s coming-of-age film set in the summer of 1962, premieres at the Central Park Fox theater.

1976
After 17 years of planning, battling and waiting, the end is in sight for completion of the North Freeway, now officially named the W.W. McAllister Freeway. The last section extends from Sandau Road on the south to north of Bitters Road on the north, a distance of some two or three miles. Construction on this final section should begin in five to six months and should be completed in about 18 months, according to Mal Steinberg, highway department consultant.

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