December 9 in San Antonio history…

1900
A local firm (Dodds & Co. at 316 Houston St.) has received a supply of attachments for bicycles whereby a wheel can be ridden on a railroad track and Jimmy Steele will give one a trial today.

1965
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” is first broadcast, at 6:30 on CBS (KENS Channel 5).

1968
Mrs. Steve Nava, of 218 Wingate Street, becomes the first patient directly admitted to the new $17.5 million Bexar County Hospital (now University Hospital).

1987
Western Securities Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta, owners of the Robert E. Lee Hotel, have notified the city of plans to tear down the abandoned downtown landmark.

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