Sunday, November 17, 2019

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October 29 in San Antonio history...

1929
The Express-News dedicates its new building (right) at the corner of Alamo and 3rd streets on “Black Tuesday,” the fourth and last day of the stock market crash of 1929. Investors traded a record 16.4 million shares. They lost $14 billion on the New York Stock Exchange, worth $206 billion in 2019 dollars.

1949
All lights in Bexar County were out for the first time in history last night due to a public service power failure. The blackout extended beyond the county limits as far as Comfort, Boerne, Kerrville, New Braunfels, and Floresville.

1994
Texas A&M (7-0) and SMU (1-7) play a wild game in the Alamodome, ending in a 21-21 after a last-second missed field goal by the Mustangs.

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