August 2 in San Antonio history…

1924
Between 4 and 6 o’clock this afternoon a representative of the San Antonio Light newspaper will walk about town from Alamo to Soledad and from Travis to Commerce streets with three new five-dollar bills. The first three persons he meets, whistling “Barney Google” will each be given a five-dollar bill. The only requirements are that the whistler must have a copy of any edition of Saturday’s Light and be willing to give this stranger his or her name and address for publication in the Light.

1974
Laura Garcia and Karen Sheppard are the first two women to graduate from the San Antonio Police training academy.

1985trilogy_2Aug1985
Santikos begins showing the Star Wars Trilogy (right) in four theaters for the low price of $5.00.

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