Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Events & News

Categories

Tags

16901 16911 17162 17183 17202 17211 17232 17303 173113 17382 17933 17952 18114 18135 18202 18222 18313 18331 18359 183619 18378 18386 18391 18405 18421 18453 18462 18491 18512 18524 18533 18541 185610 18578 18581 18595 18604 18616 18653 18667 186710 186811 18697 18702 18725 18736 18749 18757 18764 187711 18786 18795 18805 18818 18824 188314 188418 188516 188622 188710 18887 188917 18906 189115 18927 18934 189415 189517 189615 18979 18989 189919 1899 19251 190020 190112 190215 190314 190414 190524 190615 190713 190811 190930 191017 19119 191217 191319 191420 191516 191633 1917271 1918330 191911 192012 192111 192229 192321 192423 192519 192642 192744 192832 192946 1931 193031 19318 193225 193314 193417 193519 193645 193727 193840 193937 194037 194137 194229 1942 19541 194317 194424 194534 1945 19561 194657 194729 194823 194947 195025 19518 195213 195324 195443 195554 195659 195741 195826 195921 196052 196114 196217 196352 196418 196525 196635 196719 196876 196946 197026 197131 197230 197346 197430 197536 197648 197744 197849 197943 198046 198129 198241 198339 198429 198548 198639 198738 198824 198913 199022 199112 199227 199328 199416 199521 199611 199712 199810 199920 20007 20015 200217 200311 200412 20057 200613 200711 20087 200910 20108 201113 20126 20135 20146 20155 20163 20172 44 BC1 Alamo Stadium1 AlamoBowl1 Battle of Flowers2 Carol Burnett1 Central Library1 Every Child Ready to Read4 Eyes of Texas1 fairy tales2 Fatal Corner1 Ghost Tracks1 Hawaii Five-O1 Hemisfair '681 Henry B. Gonzales1 Ira Attebury1 Jim Croce1 Little Read Wagon4 Millers Pond1 Northridge Park1 play and learn3 Queen1 Remind1 Scottish Rite1 segregation1 Shah of Iran1 snow1 Soundgarden1 Spurs3 SRV1 Star Wars Holiday Special1 Supermall1 Taco Cabana2 teacher workshops1 UTSA1 WII2 World War I5 WWI476 WWI 19771 WWII1

News & Announcements

February 8 in San Antonio history...

1918 – World War I
The United States Army resumes publication of the military newsletter Stars and Stripes. Begun as a newsletter for Union soldiers during the American Civil War, Stars and Stripes will be published weekly during World War I from February 8, 1918, until June 13, 1919. The newspaper is to be distributed to American soldiers dispersed across the Western Front to keep them unified and informed about the overall war effort and America’s part in it, as well as supply them with news from the home front.
The front page of the newspaper’s first World War I issue features A Message from Our Chief, a short valedictory from General John J. Pershing, commander in chief of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF): The paper, written by the men in the service, should speak the thoughts of the new American army and the American people from whom the army has been drawn. It is your paper. Good luck to it.

1921
Forcing the town night watchman to accompany them at the point of pistols, and after cutting all telephone wires leading out of the place, four heavily armed robbers today tunneled their way into the vault.of the Boerne State Bank at Boerne, Kendall County, and stole $10,000 worth of liberty bonds and $500 in small change.  Investigation of the robbery this morning by authorities at Boerne, and by a squad of police under Chief of Police Mussey. who rushed to Boerne from San Antonio as soon as the robbery was reported, shows that the looting of the bank was undoubtedly done by the same gang which on Jan. 10 last, broke into and looted the First National and the State Bank of Hondo of $20,000.

1973
An Amtrak train derails after crashing into a flat car which had derailed from a freight train moments before.  After the crash, all three Amtrak engines derailed, plunging down an embankment and onto Austin Street. The passenger train, The Sunset Limited, was Los Angeles bound.  The lead locomotive nearly crashed into a building, damaging an automobile nearby.

Print
Categories: Texana
Rate this article:
No rating