December 18 in San Antonio history…

1936
Arturo Trevino, a local grocer, paid $3 for an airplane flight over the city and jumped to his death 3,500 feet above his grocery store.  He missed the store and his body crashed through the residence of Frank Padalecki next door.  Trevino’s body went through the tin roof, ceiling and floor, breaking a gas main under the house.

1968
Eastwood Country Club features “The Fabulous Ike and Tina Turner Revue (right).”

1987
Santikos opens the Embassy 14 Theatres on Bitters Road and Crossroads 6 Theatres at Loop 410 and Fredericksburg Rd.

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