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October 18 in San Antonio history...

1902
Carl Hilmar Guenther who built the Guenther mills in 1859, dies at his residence at 205 Guenther Street.  He was born in Germany and came to the U.S. as a young man in 1848.

1909
No less than 50,000 people pack Alamo Plaza to hear President Taft’s first public speech in this city.  Other thousands line the streets to get a glimpse of the distinguished visitor.

1914
A large vaudeville company, including the Marx Brothers, plays the Majestic Theater (not the current Majestic Theater.)

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