November 27 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
Plans to make the commemoration of the two hundredth anniversary of the founding of Sun Antonio and the proposed International Fair in 1918, the most representative celebration ever held in San Antonio or Texas were submitted by the committee on plan and scope to the Committee of One Hundred which is in charge of the affair, at a meeting held at the headquarters of the Fair in the Bedell building last night.  It was decided to hold the Fair in January, 1918, and to extend it over a period of about thirty days.

1886
The Mexican Pastores, or representations of the nativity of Christ, have commenced across the San Pedro. This religious rite is particularly interesting and novel to strangers.

1936
Seventy-nine years ago today, legendary bluesman Robert Johnson recorded “Cross Road Blues” in the Gunter Hotel on Houston Street.  The song would later be notably covered by Cream featuring the guitar prowess of Eric Clapton.

1975
The city first begins displaying Christmas lights along the Riverwalk.

 

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