1918 – World War I
On a recent cross-country flight from Brooks Field to Ellington Field in Houston, four pigeons were taken and released by the aviators at altitudes varing from 2,000 to 4,500 feet. The pigeons all reached the home field safely and promptly, the messages brought by them reporting the progress of the trip and the non-arrival of one of the airplanes.
The Pontiac “glass car,” (right) with a body made from plexiglas and featured in General Motors’ “Highways and Horizons” pavilion at the 1939 World’s Fair, goes on display at Mission City Pontiac located at Tenth and Broadway.
Emma Tenayuca, San Antonio labor leader, dies at age 82