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October 20 in San Antonio history...

October 20 in San Antonio history...

1899 >October 20 in San Antonio history...
The first automobile in San Antonio, an electric, arrived at Staacke Brothers today. However, the batteries did not arrive with the car so the first drive will have to wait.

1918
Fredericksburg Road, one of the most prominent and oldest highways in the county, is to lose its German name and hereafter be called “Foch Highway,” after Marshall Foch, French general and Supreme Allied Commander in World War I. The county commissioners’ court yesterday afternoon, acting on a petition of property owners and residents along the road, entered an order making the change in name.

1950
The Menger Hotel hosts the grand opening of their new addition featuring 125 “ultra-modern, fully air-conditioned apartments, suites and guest rooms.”

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