April 17 in San Antonio history…

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J.C. Penney opens their first San Antonio store at 305 W. Commerce Street downtown (right).

1968
The restaurant in the Tower of the Americas opens for business.

1984
Between 12,000 and 15,000 people are expected to attend the Computer & Office Systems Expo ’84, which opened today at the Convention Center.  The big draw is expected to be Apple Computer Inc.’s new Macintosh Computer and IBM’s new image-document handler.  The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will run for three days.  It was opened this morning by Mayor Pro-tem Maria Berriozabal who proclaimed this week “Computer and Office Systems Week.”

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