January 28 in San Antonio history…
The new Central Library building opens at S. St. Mary’s and West Market streets.
Americans everywhere, including thousands of schoolchildren, watch in stunned silence as the Space Shuttle Challenger explodes one minute after liftoff. Christa McAuliffe, the first teacher in space, is killed along with the shuttle crew.
The Light goes out. After 112 years, the San Antonio Light newspaper ceases publication.