Daily Archives: May 3, 2017

May 3 in San Antonio history…

1917 – World War I
The Sheppard amendment is approved by the Senate conference committee on the Army appropriations bill, providing $330,000 for the purchase of more than one thousand acres adjoining Ft. Sam Houston.  The Senate conferees also approved a $30,000 item to provide for additional hospital facilities.

1956
Henry B. Gonzalez announced he was resigning from the city council to run for state senator from San Antonio.

1963
Tony Bennett signs autographs in Platter Palace on the lower level of Wonderland Shopping City for fans, and then performs his concert,  “A Swingin’ Evening with Tony Bennett” at Municipal Auditorium at 8:30  p.m.  One lucky fan, and a guest of her choice, gets to have lunch with Tony in the Mr. Checkers restaurant before the show.

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