February 20 in San Antonio history…
The San Antonio Light, an afternoon paper, proudly trumpeted the news that John Glenn had become the first American to orbit the earth (right). The Express, a morning paper, could only report the countdown in progress.
After 88 years in business, Wolff and Marx closes their downtown department store in the Rand Building at Soledad and Houston along with North Star Mall location (later reopened as Joske’s).
RiverCenter Mall holds its grand opening festivities.