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October 4 in San Antonio history...

1918
Due to World War I, San Antonio restaurant keepers have been notified by the Bexar County Community Labor Board to replace their male employees with women.  This is the first direct action by the board to substitute female labor for male.

1921
The first radio broadcast of the World Series takes place in Newark, New Jersey with announcers giving reports from a telegraph wire.  Unfortunately in San Antonio, baseball fans have to watch updates on an automated scoreboard outside the Empire Theater (right).

1957
Buddy Holly & the Crickets make their only San Antonio appearance at the Municipal Auditorium with “The Biggest Show of Stars for ’57.” Along with the Crickets, the bill includes: Fats Domino, LaVern Baker, The Drifters, Frankie Lymon, Chuck Berry, Clyde McPhatter, Eddie Cochran, The Diamonds, Buddy Knox, Jimmy Bowen and Paul Anka. The concert of many rock and roll stars was probably overshadowed with the news that the Soviet Union had launched an artificial “star” that day – Sputnik.


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