Daily Archives: February 9, 2018

February 9 in San Antonio history…

1916
Miss Katherine Stinson made the first night aeroplane flight ever witnessed in San Antonio. She went up at 11 p.m. and looped-the-loop.

1917
A semi-circular excavation in the solid white rock west of Brackenridge Park has been held ideal for the construction of a Greek theater.  No better site exists for open air pageants, concerts and plays.

1918
The Gunter Hotel opens a “coffee room.”  The idea was developed to meet the growing need for a place where one can secure immediate service and food at moderate prices.  According to Manager Percy Tyrell, these “coffee rooms” are proving extremely popular in all the large hotels in the East.

 

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