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October 7 in San Antonio history...

1915
Baseball fans flocked to the Grand Opera House and the Empire Theater to “watch” the games take place on their respective electric baseball boards.

1942
As gallant under tractor guidance as when horses pranced at its head, San Antonio’s famous horse-drawn pumper (right) said farewell to the city fire department and landed on the scrap pile at Auditorium Plaza today.  (photo courtesy of UTSA Digital Archives)

1944
The Randolph Field Ramblers, a football team shaped from former college stars stationed at the base,  gave the Texas Longhorns their worst home defeat in history (up to that point), winning 42-6.

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