Thursday, December 12, 2019

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October 2 in San Antonio history...

1913
From 7 p.m. last night to 7 a.m. this morning 4.15 inches of rain has fallen on San Antonio, causing the San Antonio River and most other rivers in the county to overflow their banks.  The flood waters have claimed the life of a mother and her three small children near San Jose Mission.  Most of downtown San Antonio is also flooded.

1959
“The Twilight Zone” premieres at 9:00 p.m. on KENS Channel 5.  The debut episode is entitled “Where is Everybody?” and stars Earl Holliman (right).

1984
Burger King buys all 20 local Whopper-Burger locations from Barbara Bates, widow of founder Frank Bates, for an undisclosed purchase price.  This ends an 11-year period where Burger King had agreed to not sell burgers in a three-county area around San Antonio.

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