January 15 in San Antonio history…
S. Marie Shelton and W. Walter Stowe are married by Rev. J. H. Adams of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in a tethered balloon 1,000 feet in the air over San Pedro Springs Park. After the ceremony, the couple made a balloon trip to Leon Springs. Passengers on the trip were Capt. H.E. Honeywell, L.B. Moorehouse, W.A. Philpott, Miss Elva McDaniel and Benjamin Foulois “who operates the Wright aeroplane at Sam Houston.”
Final plans were completed for a 300-room addition to the Gunter Hotel.
Elvis Presley makes his first San Antonio appearance at the Municipal Auditorium, playing a 3 pm matinee and an 8 pm show (right). He will return to San Antonio twice more in 1956.