April 13 in San Antonio history…

1947
Joie Chitwood, one of the nation’s leading auto racing drivers, and his “Hell Drivers” will flirt with death this afternoon and evening when they stage their two-hour automobile and motorcycle thrill show at Storey-Wood arena in Balcones Heights.

1987
Dillard’s reaches an agreement with the Allied Stores Corporation and their new owner, the Campeau Corporation, to purchase the 27 Joske’s stores in Texas and Arizona.  Some of the Dillard stores in Texas have competed with Joske’s, and William Dillard Sr., Dillard’s chairman, called the merger ”an important strategic step for our company, which will significantly enhance our presence in Texas and Tennessee.”

1992
Taco Cabana buys Sombrero Rosa.

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