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October 24 in San Antonio history…
World War I – 1914 A German submarine is sunk off the Dutch coast by the British destroyer Badger. 1946 Harlandale School District’s board voted to buy the stadium at Tech Field from the San Antonio Transit Co. 1960 The epic John Wayne movie The Alamo has its world premiere at the Woodlawn Theater on Fredricksburg Road […]

October 23 in San Antonio history…
1914 Eleven people, nine of which are children, drown when the San Antonio River floods after a torrential rain.  The house of Albert Liebe was washed from its foundation, resulting in the death of Mrs. Liebe and her infant child born just hours earlier, along with four other children: Henry, 14; Otilia, 8; Edna, 6; Edward, […]

October 22 in San Antonio history…
World War I – 1914 The Russians have won a great victory over the German army in Petrograd and the Germans are in full retreat from Russian Poland. 1903 On account of the unsubstantiated rumors of yellow fever in the city, the highly anticipated football game due to take place today at the International Fair between the […]

African American Funeral Programs of San Antonio
Visit The Portal to Texas History to view San Antonio Public Library's collection of African American funeral programs. The collection consists of over 1,000 programs that date from 1935 to present day and depicts the African American community in Bexar County.

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