October 23 in San Antonio history…

1945
City officials, khaki-clad buddies and mantilla-covered neighbors thronged into the City Council chamber to commemmorate “Cleto Rodriguez Day” in San Antonio. The youth, a former newsboy, who returned from the war a Medal of Honor winner, was visibly nervous.

1972
Muhammad Ali arrives in San Antonio today to prepare for his exhibitions against Sonny Moore, Ronnie Wright and Terry Daniels tomorrow in Municipal Auditorium.  Each bout will be for three rounds and they will be sandwiched between two preliminaries and a pair of 10-round scraps.

1987vanna2
Vanna White (right), star of CBS game show “Wheel of Fortune,” signs autographs at the H-E-B supermarket at 1533 Austin Highway.

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