September 17 in San Antonio history…

1918 – World War I
Five negro soldiers of Company I, 24th United States Infantry, are hanged at daybreak on the Ft. Sam Houston military reservation, for crimes committed during the mutiny and riot of the third battalion of that regiment at Houston, Texas on the night of August 23, 1917.

1968
Alfonso Arau performs in the International Theater as part of the festivities for “Mexico Week” at Hemisfair ’68.

1988
Hurricane Gilbert spawns a total of 47 tornadoes in South Central Texas (and at least 13 in Bexar County), causing three fatalities in San Antonio. Local damage was estimated at $35 million with damage to vehicles, homes, apartments and businesses

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