November 21 in San Antonio history…

World War I -1915
In the one week the Stinson School of Aviation has been in progress at the Fort Sam Houston maneuver field, five students have more than half-completed their courses In aeronautics and aeroplane manipulation. The students were sent to San Antonio from Dayton, Ohio through the Wright Aviation School there and have been instructed by Miss Marjorie Stinson, a graduate of the Wright school and an experienced aviator.

1963
Scheduled dedication ceremonies for the new John F. Kennedy High School have been postponed by the Edgewood School District.
President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy visited San Antonio where he dedicated the Aerospace Medical Health Center at Brooks Air Force Base. He promised to return and dedicate the school at a later date. (He would be assassinated in Dallas the following day.)

1971
The San Antonio Light reports that television personality Joe Alston has been retained by the Bexar County Medical Society is consultant for public relations. Alston, a former Army officer, is a Dallas native and a graduate of Rice University. Alston is known to many local youngsters as “Captain Gus.” His background in promotion and public relations dates back to 1955.

1992Untitled
Athens, Georgia-based band, R.E.M., films the video for their song “Everybody Hurts” on the unopened lower level of the $270 million “Downtown Y” highway expansion project, near I-10 and Woodlawn (right).

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