February 26 in San Antonio history…

1936
Amelia Earhart, famed woman flyer, in San Antonio for a visit, denied rumors that she is planning another around-the-world flight.  (Earhart disappeared on July 2 of the following year on an around-the-world flight.)

1984
The USFL’s San Antonio Gunslingers play their first game, a home game at Alamo Stadium, against the New Orleans Breakers…   and lose, 13-10.

1987dawson
After 31 years forecasting San Antonio’s weather, KSAT-TV’s Jim Dawson (right) retires.  He has been with Channel 12 since the station debuted in 1957.

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