November 17 in San Antonio history…
The Liberty Bell comes to San Antonio on its way from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco to its home in Philadelphia. It was scheduled to arrive at 11:00 but showed up two hours and forty minutes late. An estimated 40,000 San Antonians showed up to get a look at the bell.
Lyndon B. Johnson marries Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Taylor at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio. This is the same church that Robert E. Lee attended when he lived in San Antonio in 1860. After the wedding, they had dinner at the St. Anthony Hotel and spent their wedding night at the Plaza Hotel.
Audie Murphy’s widow, Pamela, and their two sons, Terry & James, are in San Antonio to dedicate the Audie Murphy Memorial VA Hospital.