October 28 in San Antonio history…
World War I – 1914
The sheer exhaustion of the armies fighting in West Flanders causes almost a complete lull in the battle for a day. There are some infantry skirmishes but artillery shelling has ceased.
The Battle of Concepcion, which historian J.R. Edmondson describes as “the first major engagement of the Texas Revolution”, takes place on the grounds of Mission Concepcion. Texian troops under Stephen F. Austin are engaged by Mexican troops commanded by Colonel Domingo Ugartechea. The 30-minute battle results in 14 to 75 Mexican troops killed. Richard Andrews is the only Texian casualty.
City Council today approved final plans for San Antonio’s planned $8 million Convention Center.
The rock band Rush plays their first concert in San Antonio at Randy’s Rodeo. Heyoka opens the show (right).