August 17 in San Antonio history…

1872
Scientific American magazine features Andrew Mühl’s improved ice making machine, which had been patented the previous November.  He first built an ice-making machine in San Antonio in 1867.

1906
For the first time since 1892, the fountain on the east side of the courthouse is being cleaned.

1955
World War II war hero Audie Murphy is in San Antonio for the world premiere of his autobiographical movie, “To Hell and Back,” at the Majestic today.

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