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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.

1929
Jorrie Furniture opens their new building at the corner of San Pedro and Quincy Avenue.  This building will be controversially razed in June 2008, after the city’s planning director signs off on the order just before he retires.

1979
The deposed Shah of Iran arrives at Kelly AFB to recuperate from cancer surgery at Wilford Hall.  He will 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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