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March 3 in San Antonio history...

March 3 in San Antonio history...

1909
The San Antonio Daily Express reports that the pants to be worn by William Howard Taft tomorrow at his inauguration come from Texas.  “Early tomorrow morning, President-elect Taft will receive from his tailor his inaugural trousers made from the wool taken from Admiral Togo, a 3-year-old Angora goat bred and owned by Frank O. Landrum of Laguna in Uvalde County.  The trousers, which are woven in specific design, with filling and pockets of finest silk, are the perfection of skilled workmanship.”

1976
The world-famous “Taj Mahal” at Randolph Air Force Base is now an official state historical landmark.

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

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