December 23 in San Antonio history…

1894
The Hot Wells Hotel is consumed by fire. (It will burn three more times over the next 90 years.)

1933
San Antonio is host to royalty today. Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, second son of Crown Prince Wilhelm Frederick of Germany. The youthful member of the deposed Hohenzollern dynasty arrived at Winburn field in an American Airways plane at 4:45 o’clock yesterday afternoon, accompanied by Brig. Gen. Charles H. Danforth who met the prince at Brownsville. The prince, who is in the employ of the Ford Motor Company, has been in Mexico City for the past five weeks, and included San Antonio on his return trip schedule to Detroit.

1993
The William Cavender auto-dealer family buys Orsinger Buick.

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