Saturday, December 14, 2019

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November 13 in San Antonio history...

1914 
In one of the most sensational crimes in San Antonio history, Otto Koehler (right), the president and manager of the San Antonio Brewing Association (now known as the Pearl Brewery), was murdered by his mistress, Emma Burgemeister.

1917
Cadet Sidney J. Brooks crashes on a landing approach to Kelly Field No. 2.  He is the first San Antonian to lose his life during World War I.  Brooks had nearly completed his final pilot training flight when he apparently lost consciousness and crashed. An investigation revealed he might have had a bad reaction to a flu shot. Brooks Field, later Brooks Air Force Base, is named for him.

1963
A massive explosion at Medina Air Base shatters windows throughout San Antonio and is felt as far as Castroville, 17 miles away.

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