The San Antonio Zeitung, the first German language newspaper, is published here, with Dr. Adolf Douai as editor.
The San Antonio City Council accepts the plans from the J. Riely Gordon Company and Harvey L. Page, Associate Architects, and the bid for construction from P. T. Shields, for the new Carnegie Library to be built in the city.
Participants in a forum on homosexual rights last night mapped plans for a march tomorrow to culminate local observances of “Gay Pride Week” here in San Antonio.
Christie’s , the longtime San Antonio seafood restaurant that first opened its doors in 1942, closes for good.
(Photo: GLORIA FERNIZ, SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS)
The Commissioner’s Court unofficially endorsed the underground parking project at Travis Park with the added suggestion another be built under Main Plaza.
Longtime San Antonio rock radio favorite Legs Diamond makes their first appearance in the Alamo city, opening for Starz and Bob Seger in Convention Center Arena.
The city first dyes the San Antonio River green for St. Patrick’s Day.
Radio station KEXL (right) goes off the air.
Prompt action by railroad employees was credited today with saving more than $1,000,000 in rolling stock as a two-alarm fire gutted the Katy roundhouse. Employees drove two locomotives and several rail cars from the sheet iron building after a steam generator exploded, hurling burning oil on the walls.
The Milwaukee Brewers take over the local Texas League baseball franchise and change the name from the San Antonio Missions to the San Antonio Brewers. They have also signed a lease with V. J. Keefe field, which the Texas Leaguers have used since Mission Stadium was abandoned.
City councilman Henry Cisneros, 29, is sworn in as mayor pro-tempore. He is the youngest mayor in the city’s history.
Temperance advocate Carrie A. Nation arrived in the city today and immediately made speeches against liquor and tobacco in the Silver King, Two Brothers and Menger Hotel bars. One of the saloon-keepers in town stated, “If she comes in here, I will not be responsible for what happens to her.” She did not do any damage, however. She checked into the Bexar Hotel and gave a speech at the Market House in the evening.
Arleigh Templeton, president of UTSA, announces that the hours of the new university will be from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
Saturdays “so the working kids and the housewives can go to school.” The university is slated to open on Sept. 1, 1973 with an estimated 5,000 to 6,000 students. Currently, San Antonio is the largest city in the nation without a state-sponsored university.
“The World of Star Trek” comes to the Convention Center Arena. The convention features creator Gene Roddenberry, the original Star Trek pilot episode “The Cage” and the infamous Star Trek blooper reels.
Four of the “Our Gang” kids, Alfalfa (Carl Switzer), Waldo (Darwood Kayne), Muggsy (Shirley Coates) and Darleena (Anita Gordon) arrive in San Antonio for a four-day appearance at the Texas Theater.
Nationally syndicated columnist Heloise (real name Katherine Eloise Bowles) passes away at the downtown Baptist Hospital at age 58. Her daughter, Ponce Heloise Cruse will take over her “Hints from Heloise” column.
Heart plays Municipal Auditorium with opening act, The Romantics.
Former Ziegfeld Girl, Martha Mansfield), as Agatha Warren, is burned severely while filming the movie The Warrens of Virginia in Brackenridge Park. She is rushed to Physicians and Surgeons Hospital where she dies. It is determined that a match, carelessly tossed by a cast member, ignited her costume.
“Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas” airs on KENS Channel 5 at 8 p.m. after “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Crosby recorded the Christmas special a little over a month before his death on Oct. 14, 1977. The highlight of the show is his duet with David Bowie on “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy.”
UTSA make its intercollegiate basketball debut against the defending SWC Champion Arkansas Razorbacks in Convention Center Arena. The Razorbacks crush the Roadrunners, 71-42. “It wasn’t something we can be proud of but it’s a start,” says UTSA coach Don Eddy after the game.
1918 – World War I
The German armistice delegation has received the surrender terms from Marshal Foch and they have been given 72 hours to decide whether the terms should be accepted or rejected, expiring at 11:00 am French time, Monday, November 11.
Texas finally votes to abolish the poll tax for state and local elections. The poll tax had been abolished for federal elections in 1964.
San Antonio voters establish the creation of a Metropolitan Transit Authority (VIA) in San Antonio.
1918 – World War I
President Wilson has stated to the German government that there will be no armistice without complete and total surrender.
San Antonio’s FM1604 is now officially designated Loop 1604. Previously, the route designated as FM1604 extended from north of IH10 east of San Antonio around the city to Highway 16 in south Bexar County. The balance of the loop had been designated FM1589. Bexar County Commissioners Court named a portion of the loop as Charles W. Anderson Loop after the late Bexar County Judge.