October 21 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
A German war correspondent says that the expenditure of shells by the French and British on a sixteen-mile front during the seventy-two hours of the Allies’ offensive at the end of last month was 64,800 shells.  The article also states, “…what opened the wide veins of German blood in those seventy-two hours were American shells, manufactured in neutral territory by a neutral people in order that the dollar might glitter and bring peace on earth.  With blood the Yankees are polishing their dollars. Out of their olive branch has grown a rod dripping with blood.”

1923
The Mark Twain school, second to be completed under the school board’s $2,000,000 expansion program, will be opened Oct. 25.

1936
San Antonio had another college added to its list with the acceptance of Westmoorland as a senior college.

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