Sunday, October 24, 2010

October 24 in San Antonio history...



1909
Bexar County commissioners soon may be joyriding in an automobile. A. E. Staacke Automobile Co. has been awarded a contract to supply the county with a 1910 model seven-passenger, 40-horsepower Knox touring car for $3,350.

1946
Harlandale School District's board voted to buy the stadium at Tech Field from the San Antonio Transit Co.

1960
The epic John Wayne movie The Alamo has its world premiere at the Woodlawn Theater on Fredricksburg Road in San Antonio.

1976
An international star, performing with the Alzafar Shrine Circus here, was seriously injured last night when he slipped and fell 40 feet to the unnetted floor of the Joe Freeman Coliseum.

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