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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.

1956
The 15-minute Huntley-Brinkley Report, NBC’s flagship news report, debuts on WOAI Channel 4.  It replaces the Camel News Caravan, hosted by John Cameron Swayze.  The program will be hosted by these two until July 31, 1970, when Chet Huntley retires.

1986
Hundred of city leaders and officials turn out for a lavish celebration atop the parking garage for the new $200 million Rivercenter Mall to inspect the construction. Mayor Henry Cisneros exclaims, “This is the greatest day for downtown San Antonio since Mayor W. W. McAllister announced… the World’s Fair in 1965.”  When completed, the mall will include a 42-story, 1,000-room Marriott Hotel, which will be the tallest building in San Antonio.

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