April 9 in San Antonio history…
1917 – World War I
Austria-Hungary, under pressure from Germany, has severed diplomatic relations with the United States.
The San Antonio City Council votes to rename San Pedro Tennis Courts to McFarlin Tennis Center.
President Gerald Ford visits San Antonio during his re-election campaign and infamously bites into a tamale without removing the husk. (right) This is later humorously referred to as “The Great Tamale Incident.”