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February 9 in San Antonio history...

1964sullivan
The Beatles make their American television debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, broadcast on KENS Channel 5 at 7:00 p.m (right).  45.3% of U.S. TV households tune in, representing 73 million people — a record for an entertainment program up to that time.

1973
1,500 people show up to honor Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez at a banquet in La Villita Assembly Hall.  Gonzalez himself is stranded in Dallas due to a cancelled flight but takes an all-night ride on a Greyhound bus to attend the event.

1978
City Council passed a resolution today urging Penner’s Inc. to rebuild its downtown men’s clothing store recently destroyed by fire. It is intended as a signal to the San Antonio Development Agency to make land just behind the Penner’s site at 311 E. Commerce St. available for reconstruction of the store.

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