October 15 in San Antonio history…

1914 – World War I
President Wilson’s attitude on neutrality was lauded today by former President William Howard Taft and Andrew Carnegie at a luncheon of the Chamber of Commerce in Providence, Rhode Island.  “President Wilson has taken the exact stand,” said Taft, “and has expressed it with admirable accuracy.”

1951Lucy_15Oct1951
I Love Lucy” premieres at 7:00 p.m. on WOAI-TV (right).

1955
Local television station WOAI Channel 4 begins broadcasting in color from its studios today.  WOAI is the sixteenth station in the world to be equipped to telecast live local color programs.  The station has invested $500,000 in new equipment and construction to facilitate color broadcasting.  The WOAI-TV color system is compatible with black and white so that all viewers without color televisions will be able to view the broadcasts in monochrome.

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