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January 22 in San Antonio history...

1925
The State Legislature prepared to end Bexar County’s “five-minute divorce” system.

1933
Only in chasing criminals or in answering emergency calls will radio patrol cars be allowed to exceed a speed limit of 25 miles per hour in the future, according to an order issued today by Chief of Police Owen Kilday. 75 more words

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January 21 in San Antonio history...

1924
John Phillip Sousa, the King of the Marches, brings his 100-piece band for a concert in Beethoven Hall.

1957
KONO-TV Channel 12 (later KSAT) begins regular programming with Eisenhower’s second inauguration. 18 more words

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January 20 in San Antonio history...

1881
The first issue of the San Antonio Light rolls off the printing presses. It remains in circulation until January 28, 1993.

1970
Mayor McAllister said he will ask that a special public meeting of the City Council be held next week to consider all proposals for the redevelopment of Hemisfair Plaza. 20 more words

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January 19 in San Antonio history...

1947
The long and bitter days and nights in Japanese prison camps were the subject for good-humored retrospect at a party honoring ex-prisoners of war of Bataan, held tonight by General Jonathan Wainwright, Fourth Army commander at his Fort Sam Houston headquarters.   87 more words

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January 18 in San Antonio history...

1886
Leopold Wolfson buys the White Elephant Saloon to expand his dry goods business.   The building is destroyed on Oct. 1, 2011 in a fire. 88 more words

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January 17 in San Antonio history...

1917
Oysters are served at the annual alumni meeting of St. Mary’s College, thus beginning the tradition of Oyster Bake.

1932
The new Central Catholic High School is dedicated. 18 more words

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January 16 in San Antonio history...

1928
The Bluebonnet Hotel at St. Mary’s and Pecan streets opens for business.

1976
A large, regional shopping mall, consisting of five major department stores in a two-level enclosed structure will be built at Ingram Road and Loop 410, a Fort Worth realtor announced today. 64 more words

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