Saturday, December 14, 2019

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December 2 in San Antonio history...

1907
It became clear this morning that the city intends to enforce its speeding ordinance.  C. R. Jones was fined $10 for exceeding the legal limit of 8 miles per hour.  Witnesses said the auto was positively going at least 17 miles an hour.

1959
The Witte Museum will add a much needed second floor to the north wing, thanks to a gift of $175,000 from the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.

1979
The deposed Shah of Iran arrives at Kelly AFB to recuperate from cancer surgery at Wilford Hall.  He would leave the US on December 15 and reside in Panama until March 1980 when he relocated to Egypt.  He died there on July 27, 1980 and is buried in Cairo.

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