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October 21 in San Antonio history...

1867
George Wilkins Kendall, Mexican War correspondent, editor of the New Orleans Picayune, sheep rancher and namesake of Kendall County, dies in Boerne.

1917 – World War I
Miss Sarah Smith King, principal of Bowie School, is doing her “bit” by going out to Camp 73, Camp Travis, each Wednesday evening, and assisting the Y. M. C. A., by telling local historical stories. Next Wednesday she will tell local Indian stories and Miss Mamie De Ham will sing s ” La Golondrina.” The following Wednesday Miss King will tell the story of the Mier expedition. The following teachers of her school will sing patriotic songs: Misses Rowena Williamson, Florence Keen, Elizabeth Mason, Martha Randall, Fannie Laird, Ruth Blantan, Nathalie Gould, Alice Wimbcrley, Pearl Wright, Stella Micheau and Mrs. Edith Ramsey.  Miss King and Misses Sarah and Rowena Williamson are also teaching English at Camp Travis.

1983
Cheap Trick and Zebra play a concert in Convention Center Arena.  It is Zebra’s first appearance in the Alamo City.

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