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October 30 in San Antonio history...

1894
The Ringling Brothers’ circus comes to San Antonio for the first time, arriving on the I. & G. N. railroad.  The parade came down the streets at 9:30 this morning and the show commenced at 1:00 p.m. in the seven-pole big top tent on the fair grounds.

1912StJohns_afterfire
A tragic fire at St. John’s Orphans Home (right), on the corner of San Saba and W. Houston Street, kills six nuns and three orphans.

1973
San Antonio river barges began full-circle tours of the Paseo del Rio loop today.  At a cost of $355,000, a Tainter gate was placed in the main channel, permitting access to the full loop.  Mayor Cockrell officiated at the ceremony opening the loop to river traffic.

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