October 27 in San Antonio history…
1918 – World War I
Around the motto “For the Boys Over There,” a campaign for United War Work will be waged over the nation for one week, beginning November 11. In the San Antonio district, there are two counties, Bexar and Kendall. A quota for Bexar County of $175,000 was suggested but the city and county will not stop until the sum of $200,000 is reached.
H.G. Wells, in San Antonio to attend the 65th annual United States Brewers Convention, meets Orson Welles for the first time at the Plaza Hotel. Welles stopped in the city briefly, en route to Tucson to scout a movie location. He admitted to being apprehensive at meeting the “War of the Worlds” author.
Barnes and Noble opens their first two San Antonio stores at Fiesta Trails shopping center on DeZavala and the Ingram Festival shopping center on Loop 410 near Ingram Mall.