November 18 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
Winston Spencer Churchill, former first lord of the admiralty in the uniform of his regiment, left tor the front this morning. His wife bade him farewell at the railroad station where he was recognized as he waited to enter a special car.

1929
A contract for $1,025.74 was made to purchase blinds for the Central Library from the Western Venetian Blind company by city commissioners today.

1963
The San Antonio Light reports that open house for the dedication by President Kennedy of the new Air Force School of Aerospace medical buildings at Brooks Air Force Base will start at 11 a.m. Thursday. A variety of space age displays will be on view, including a display of the X15 research rocket plane and the X20 Dyna-Soar manned space craft.

1972
Bob Hope visits San Antonio to dedicate a new elementary school in Southwest San Antonio named in his honor. “I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for grammar school—I spent ten of the best years of my life there,” Hope joked before the large audience gathered outside the school at 3022 Reforma Dr.

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