November 20 in San Antonio history…

World War I -1915
England’s Lord Kitchener gives an ultimatum to King Constantine and Premier Skouloudis that they declare war on the Central Powers of Austria-Hungary, Germany and their allies or risk having their military demobilized.

1938
An old rock quarry, east of San Jacinto Park and near Brackenridge Park was approved by Mayor C. K. Quin as the site of the proposed athletic stadium for the public school system.

1956
Television star, Ed Sullivan, was to arrive to be Master of Ceremonies at a variety show at Municipal Auditorium.

1960
San Antonio can boast of another home town boy who made good in the Rock ‘n’ Roll business.  Peter James, 22, who attended Brackenridge High School, and was known to his classmates as Pete Thermis, has released a hit record.  During his free time, James helps his dad with the family restaurant business.

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