January 27 in San Antonio history…

1916
Removal of San Antonio’s herd of buffalo to their new home at the municipal zoo has been accomplished without incident.

1946
Rudolph Carstanjen, who served on the San Antonio Police Force from 1915 to 1939, passes away at a local hospital.  For many years, Mr. Carstanjen served as a traffic officer at Houston and Main streets. He suffered a heart attack last week when he was notified of the death of his son, Lt. Rudolph Carstanjen, Jr., who died in a plane crash off the coast of Cuba.  The younger Carstanjen was a 1932 graduate of Brackenridge High School.  There will be a double funeral pending the arrival of the son’s body.

2009
The San Pedro Manor apartments are consumed by a three-alarm raging inferno.

 

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