November 24 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
A large reception committee, composed of nearly the entire garrison of troops plus many civilians from town, assembled on the maneuver field northeast of Fort Sam Houston this morning to welcome the American aeroplane squadron, under command of lieutenant B. D. Foulois, who were expected to arrive from Austin between 11 o’clock and noon.   Bands played to entertain the crowd but Maj. Walter L. Clarke, chief signal officer of the department, received word from Captain Foulois at Austin that a start would not be made until noon because of the high wind. This information caused the troops to return to the post and the citizens to town.  The flight attempt was eventually postponed.

1940
Nineteen-year-old Isaac Stern, violinist, will be heard in recital today at San Pedro Playhouse under the auspices of the Tuesday Musical Club.

1964
William R. Sinkin, president of the HemisFair since January 1962, announced his resignation today.

2009
Chris Marrou retires after 36 years as anchor of KENS Channel 5.

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