April 17 in San Antonio history…

1918 – World War I
At 3:45 this afternoon, a parade in which khaki clad men will be the prime attraction is planned as part of the Fiesta week festivities.  Today is Military Day.

1968
The restaurant in the Tower of the Americas opens to the public serving themed dishes, such as: “Our Original Tower Salad”, “Fruit Plate Rio Grande” and “Coupe of the Americas.”

1981
Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr., father of the slain civil rights leader, speaks in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel here.  The event also features singer Jessy Dixon and is a fundraiser for United Ministries.

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