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September 20 in San Antonio history...

1927
After deliberating 23 minutes, a jury here fixed punishment for Pete McKenzie, slayer of Detective Sam Street, at death, making this the country’s swiftest murder trial.

1942
The San Antonio Light features a photo of Sgt. Charles Schwamkrug of New Braunfels, who crafted a wooden bumper for his Hudson automobile and encourages others to do the same.  “Bumpers are 100 percent steel and the government needs them.”  The Light reports that many in Sgt. Schwamkrug’s hometown have converted their cars to wooden bumpers with anti-Axis slogans.

1983
Eclectic band Oingo Boingo, featuring Danny Elfman, performs at Daddy’s nightclub.

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