March 11 in San Antonio history…

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In the most famous shootout in San Antonio history, King Fisher (left) and Ben Thompson (right) are killed at the Vaudeville Theatre located at the northwest corner of Commerce and Soledad streets. The location will be referred to as “The Fatal Corner” for years thereafter.

1939
The groundbreaking for the Alamo Cenotaph, designed by sculptor Pompeo Coppini,  is held today.

1989
Cole High School, with 7’1″ center Shaquille O’Neal, completes an undefeated season and wins the UIL 3A State basketball championship with a 66-60 victory over Clarksville.

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