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October 5 in San Antonio history...

1873
Renovations to San Fernando are completed and the cathedral is reopened.  However, the second tower will not be finished until 1902.

1917 – World War I
The soldier from Graceville, Minnesota who wrote and wanted to wager with the “Home Folks” editor of the San Antonio Light that a former citizen of his home town couldn’t be found in San Antonio was trying to make a very bad bet.  His challenge was printed in The Light yesterday afternoon and this morning a message came to the editor that B. Morris residing at 212 Taft Boulevard would like to have the soldier call on him and have a chat about affairs in Graceville, as he formerly resided near there and knows a number of residents of the Minnesota town.

1968
Attendees of Hemisfair ’68 are entertained by the sounds of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass in the Hemisfair Theater for the Performing Arts.

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