May 9 in San Antonio history…

1917 – World War I
With 1250 men reporting to the Leon Springs camp Monday and 250 more reporting up to noon yesterday, there was time for little else but receiving and assigning them to companies, issuing supplies and like routine.  Rain was falling but this did not prevent men in the companies from practicing drills by squads and otherwise familiarizing themselves with the rudiments of the soldier’s art.

1965
KBER’s Grand Old Opry Show plays Municipal Auditorium with performances by Rusty & Doug (Kershaw), Connie Smith, David Houston, Willie Nelson, George Jones and headliner Roger Miller (who married San Antonian Leah Kendrick in 1964.)

1976
CIA Director George Bush told a Trinity University audience yesterday he would withhold sensitive information from Congress if he were certain the information would be leaked to the public.

 

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