Daily Archives: February 18, 2018

February 18 in San Antonio history…

1918 – World War I
As a tribute to his American spirit, Chester Basse, for years the proprietor of the Bismarck Cafe, one of the best known of San Antonio’s eating houses, has changed the name to the Cafe Basse and the picture of the Iron Chancellor, which formerly adorned the sign, has been taken down.

Health Department estimate of 11,000 privies in San Antonio last July has been revised to slightly more than 900.

Homemade leaflet bombs explode about 5 p.m in Alamo Plaza and Northwest Shopping Center, shooting leaflets as high as 50 feet into the air and scattering them in the tops of nearby trees.  A right-wing political group called “The Minutemen” claimed responsibility.  No one was injured.