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October 28 in San Antonio history...

1835
The Battle of Concepcion, which historian J.R. Edmondson describes as “the first major engagement of the Texas Revolution”, takes place on the grounds of Mission Concepcion.  Texian troops under Stephen F. Austin are engaged by Mexican troops commanded by Colonel Domingo Ugartechea.  The 30-minute battle results in 14 to 75 Mexican troops killed.  Richard Andrews is the only Texian casualty.

1959
For the first time in history a world premiere for a grand opera was held in San Antonio. Dr. Carl Venth’s 2-act opera, “La Vida de la Mision,” was presented at Municipal Auditorium by the Symphony Society.

1989
Shenandoah plays the Bluebonnet Palance, while a virtually unknown Garth Brooks comes to Gruene Hall.

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