Sunday, November 17, 2019

Events & News

October 15 in San Antonio history...

1930
Following a 10-minute christening and inaugural ceremony, the first airmail plane flying out of San Antonio on the new Southern Transcontinental air route took off from Winburn Field for Los Angeles.

1954
A $1.95 ticket buys admission to a blues show at the Carver Library Auditorium featuring T-Bone Walker, Faye Adams, Lowell Fulson, Memphis Slim and his House Rockers and a 24 year-old Ray Charles.

1955
Local television station WOAI Channel 4 begins broadcasting in color from its studios today. WOAI is the sixteenth station in the world to be equipped to telecast live local color programs. The station has invested $500,000 in new equipment and construction to facilitate color broadcasting. The WOAI-TV color system is compatible with black and white so that all viewers without color televisions will be able to view the broadcasts in monochrome.

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