February 18 in San Antonio history…

 

World War I – 1916
Italian Caproni bombers drop almost 4,000 pounds of bombs on Laibach in retaliation for the Austrian raid on Milan on Feb. 14.

1916
The Marx Brothers appear at the (old) Majestic Theater as part of a vaudeville review of 27 people.

1966
Maury Maverick Jr. helps to unveil the new historical marker on the east side of the Frost Bank Building on Commerce Street.  The marker marks the site of the surrender of Union forces in Texas in 1861.

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Posted on February 18, 2016, in Texana and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. How does the Twiggs surrender happen on both the 18th of February and the 16th of February, as reported on this website just two days ago?

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