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February 15 in San Antonio history...

1914
A portable radio station of the Marconi type, to be installed on horsedrawn vehicles, has been ordered for Fort Sam Houston.

1918 – World War I
The San Antonio Light calls out its rival, the Express, for not printing a quote from Raymond Fosdick, Chairman of the War Camp Activities commission in yesterday’s paper.  Fosdick noted that while liquor and vice are problems in Dallas, Ft. Worth and Houston, San Antonio has done a good job of cleaning up.  The quote omitted by the Express was:  “This legislation is very important and we hope it will be enacted. We have an ideal condition now at San Antonio. The visit here of Sheriff Tobin has been conducive of much good and he is doing fine work and is being aided by the co-operation of citizens; but we are having trouble at Houston and Fort Worth. Bootlegging is at the bottom of all vice in camps and once it is wiped out conditions will improve. I have no complaint as to San Antonio.”

1968hendrix
Guitarist Jimi Hendrix makes his first appearance in San Antonio, playing Municipal Auditorium.  Soft Machine, Neal Ford and the Fanatics & The Swiss Movement open the show.  Tickets are $4.00.

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