October 9 in San Antonio history…
Ft. Sam Houston officials set speeds for Army vehicles on city streets at 12 m.p.h. for trucks and 30 m.p.h. for autos.
Prohibition agents destroyed 526 bottles of bootleg beer a few doors away from Riverside Baptist Church.
Presidential candidate Richard Nixon makes campaign speech in San Antonio and places a wreath at the Alamo.
San Antonians interested in politics went to the Alamo to hear him speak. Sports fans were too busy talking about Don Larsen’s perfect game in the World Series the night before.