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August 8 in San Antonio history…

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1934
Scores of striking pecan shellers menaced with stones and sticks the manager of a San Antonio pecan-shelling company.  The manager stayed the crowd by brandishing a pistol until police arrived.

1936
Tommy Dorsey (right) and his orchestra begin a one-week engagement at the Olmos Dinner Club on San Pedro Avenue.

1987
The doors close for the final time on the downtown Joske’s store to prepare for a storewide renovation and transformation into Dillard’s.

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