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October 9 in San Antonio history...

1918
Manager Sidney Weis of the Grand Opera House received a telegram this morning stating that the road tour of the all-star cast presenting “Out There” has been abandoned for the present time on account of the prevalence of influenza in Texas cities.  “Out There” was billed for Thursday, Friday and Saturday appearances at the Grand.

1955
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus performs under the big top in San Antonio for the last time.  All future performances will be in existing coliseums and stadiums.

1962
Hanger 14, a wooden aircraft hangar constructed at Brooks Field in 1917, catches fire and burns to the ground.  Six fire units, three from Brooks and three from San Antonio, fought the blaze on the structure.  There were several explosions when high-pressure oxygen tanks and blank 20-mm ejection seat shells were set off by the fire.

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