Thursday, October 14, 2010

October 14 in San Antonio history...

1889
Edison's phonograph will be exhibited at our fair.

1929
The new monkey island and bear pits at the Brackenridge Park Zoo will be completed within a few days, Mayor Chambers announced today. The project cost the city more than $100,000.

1939
Work on the Riverside Theater, part of the beautification project, is nearing completion. San Antonians may soon be watching stage shows and movies from the river bank.

1956
Elvis Presley with his band, Scotty Moore, Bill Black and D.J. Fontana,  played two shows at the Bexar County Coliseum to thousands of swooning, screaming, mainly female, fans.  (photo from the Oct. 15, 1956 edition of the San Antonio News)

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