February 2 in San Antonio history…

1897
Col. Jim Bowie’s engagement ring, found in the old Veramendi Palace, and kept at Jim Rigby’s saloon, has been stolen, along with an old Spanish coin, kept beside it at the back of the bar.

1902
First mention of a “horseless carriage” in the Express newspaper.  A Locomobile steamer makes an appearance in San Antonio.

19681968Feb2
Hemisfair Arena holds its grand opening with a performance by the Harlem Globetrotters and Washington Generals.  Joining the two teams were Bob Hayes, “The World’s Fastest Human,” and a lineup of variety acts that performed before the game and during intermission.

 

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