November 16 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
The city holds a parade at 3:00 o’clock today to kick off the two-day celebration honoring tomorrow’s arrival of the Liberty Bell to San Antonio.

1923
Mark Twain Junior High School is dedicated.

1930
The $1,500,00 Nix Professional Building opens with great fanfare.  The Gothic 23-story building, “the first of its kind in the world,” features a basement with a cafeteria, tailor shop and barbershop; eight floors of car storage space, ten floors of office space and a 200-bed hospital on the top six floors.  There is also a private bathroom, a radio receiving set and a telephone in every room.

1990
KONO 860 begins simulcasting on KFAN-FM (101.1) except for four hours between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.  The station will eventually take over completely and be renamed KONO-FM.

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