May 20 in San Antonio history…

1927
In a spectacle, immensity of which almost took the breath away, 200 airplanes and a dirigible airship passed in aerial review before high ranking officers and the secretary of war at Kelly Field this morning.

1934
A debate on the question of unifying U.S. air forces as a separate military service was scheduled for graduation exercises at San Antonio Military Academy.

1956
One of the Army’s most powerful weapons – the 250mm “atomic gun” will be on public display at Randolph Air Force Base today during the Armed Forces Week Open House.  A crew from Ft. Sill, Oklahoma will mount the 85-ton cannon and ready it for firing.  This part of the exhibit is being planned by Post Ordinance at Fort Sam Houston.

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