August 12 in San Antonio history…
Frost Bank moves into its new multistory “skyscraper” at the SW corner of Commerce and Flores streets (now the Municipal Plaza Building.)
“Wings”, a silent World War I epic filmed in San Antonio, premieres in New York. The movie stars Clara Bow and Buddy Rogers and features the (brief) film debut of Gary Cooper. The next year, “Wings” will be the first film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture.
Kelly’s gigantic C-99, heretofore known as the XC-99 will open a new area in its historic flights today when it takes off on its first intercontinental flight for Europe.