Help us gather the unknown stories of San Antonio's history.
Please share your memories with us as we feature different historical images and stories from the vast collection of the Texana/Genealogy Department of the San Antonio Public Library. Comments are strongly encouraged.
Lt. George E. Kelly is killed in an air crash at Ft. Sam Houston (flying Army Aeroplane #2). Kelly Air Force Base is named for him.
The Moving Sidewalks appear at the Teen Canteen near Blossom Athletic Center. The lead guitarist is Billy Gibbons, who would name his next band ZZ Top.
A San Antonio woman who was born before the Civil War is calling friends on the first telephone she has ever owned. Mrs. Willie O'Rorke, 402 N. Pine, who claims to be 110 years old but who close friends insist is "only" 108, became Southwestern Bell Telephone's oldest and newest customer when the spanking new white telephone went into her modest cottage.