November 23 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
The Officers’ casualty list for the fortnight ending October 25 shows that the British army in all theaters of the war lost 474 officers killed, 837 wounded and 147 missing, a total of 1,468, which brings the casualties since the beginning of the to 19,668.

1936
Legendary bluesman Robert Johnson records eight songs during the first of three recording sessions in San Antonio. The songs include “Sweet Home Chicago”, “I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom” and “Terraplane Blues.”

1946
The freshman football teams of the University of Texas and A&M College of Texas play in front of 3,749 fans at Alamo Stadium.  The Shorthorns prevail over the Little Aggies, 21-7.

1948
An x-ray machine has been placed at Wheatley courts and free x-rays will be offered to tenants of the courts and residents of the surrounding area for two weeks in order to detect active cases of tuberculosis.  A similar program was recently offered at Lincoln courts.

 

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