Wednesday, August 11, 2010

August 11 in San Antonio history...

1905
The portion of Commerce between St. Mary's and Soledad was opened to traffic. With the strip extending from Alamo to Soledad already in first-class condition, work on the street was complete.

1922
San Antonio's second radio station (WCAR) begins broadcasting from 324 N. Navarro St. It is later renamed KTSA. (License date 5/9/22)

1943
The Frost National Bank opened a branch bank at Brooks Field, designed as a convenience for military personnel and civilians.

1953
Kelly's gigantic C-99, heretofore known as the XC-99 will open a new area in its historic flights Wednesday when it takes off on its first intercontinental flight for Europe.

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