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March 3 in San Antonio history...

1918 – World War I
The number of cases of sickness at both the Fort Sam Houston and Camp Travis hospitals has greatly decreased in the past week.  Yesterday, there were 1,452 at Ft. Sam Houston, down from 1,680 a week ago.  The Camp Travis hospital had 1,606 patients plus 666 mumps cases in barracks.  There were 265 pneumonia cases, 11 meningitis, 55 influenza, 21 measles and other minor ailments.  This is a drop of nearly 30 percent from a week ago.

1968
President Johnson, accompanied by top brass and members of his cabinet, lifted the veil on the world’s largest airplane – the C-5A Galaxy – today in Marietta, Georgia.  The mammoth airplane, with President Johnson called “a new era in our nation’s strength,” will be maintained at the Kelly Air Force Base repair depot after it is put into service in June 1969.

1986
The Sears building on Romana Plaza closes.  It will be razed, rebuilt and opened in 1995 as the San Antonio Central Library.

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