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November 23 in San Antonio history…
World War I – 1914 The Portuguese government announces prospective co-operation with Britain. 1885 The first regular mail run on the San Antonio-Aransas Pass railway embarked at 5:15 today from the Flores Street station. 1936 Legendary bluesman Robert Johnson records eight songs during the first of three recording sessions in San Antonio. The songs include […]

November 22 in San Antonio history…
1910 Staacke Bros. places a newspaper advertisement announcing a sale on all “vehicles” – meaning carriages. From this point on, they will sell automobiles only. 1963 San Antonio’s Catholic churches were packed with mourners for President Kennedy as soon as his assassination was learned. 2002 Little Hipp’s Gimmedraw Parlor closes after 42 years of serving […]

November 21 in San Antonio history…
1953 San Antonio Police, armed with 12-gauge riot guns, launched “Operation Bird Kill” at City Hall.  The hunt, which began at 2:30 a.m. was designed to drive the cowbirds away from City Hall after they had become a nuisance, both noisy and unsanitary. 1963 Scheduled dedication ceremonies for the new John F. Kennedy High School […]


African American Funeral Programs of San Antonio
Visit The Portal to Texas History to view San Antonio Public Library's collection of African American funeral programs. The collection consists of over 1,000 programs that date from 1935 to present day and depicts the African American community in Bexar County.

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