September 17 in San Antonio history…

1917
Beginning today, traffic policemen stationed on all important street crossings in the downtown district will cease to control traffic by means of their hands and arms. Instead the new signal devices will be in operation.

1918
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.

1994
San Antonio’s annual weekend festival of jazz, Jazz’s Alive, features: Antonio Dionisio & MMR, Fort/Marmolejo Quintet, the Joel Dilley Group with Bett Butler, Sergio Lara & Joe Reyes, Beto y Los Fairlanes and the Rippingtons.

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