November 22 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
The sinking of a Turkish transport which was carrying 500 soldiers across the Sea of Marmora is reported in a message from Zurich forwarded from Amsterdam. The message says the transport struck a mine and nearly all on board were drowned.

1867
The city passes the first ordinance against carrying concealed deadly weapons.

1939joskes
With a grand ceremony including fireworks, high school bands and 300 guests of honor, Joske’s dedicates their newly renovated and expanded “Big Store” (right) at the corner of Commerce and Alamo streets.

1940
Bill Elliott, better known by his screen name – “Wild Bill Hickok” – will make an appearance at the Empire Theater today and tomorrow to promote his latest Western melodrama, “Prairie Schooners.”

 

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