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November 17 in San Antonio history...

1919
20 year old WWI pilot, Walter J. Ligon places this notice in San Antonio newspapers, offering $10 joyrides in his airplane and “reasonable rates” for flights to other Texas cities.

1923
San Antonio hosts its first intercollegiate football game at Schwab Field between the St. Edward’s University Saints and the Hillbillies of Daniel Baker College of Brownwood.  St. Edward’s rolls over Daniel Baker, 48-0.

1984
Rev. Jesse Jackson makes his first appearance in San Antonio as a presidential candidate, telling the crowd that the poor in America deserve “a slice of the pie, not just crust.”

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