January 14 in San Antonio history…

1974
San Antonio drivers are dismayed as the speed limit drops to the federally-mandated 55 mph at one minute after midnight.  The limit will remain at the “double-nickel” until Congress lifts all federal speed limit controls in the November 28, 1995, National Highway Designation Act, returning all speed limit determination authority to the states effective December 8, 1995.

1977
The pilot episode of “Fantasy Island” premieres as a made-for-TV movie on KSAT 12. Guest starts include Bill Bixby, Hugh O’Brien, Sandra Dee, Tina Sinatra and a then-unknown Victoria Principal.

2010
The Balcones Heights shopping mall built as Wonderland Mall in 1960, renamed Crossroads Mall in 1987, changes its name again to “Wonderland of the Americas.”

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