October 29 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1914
Newspapers report that Germany has tried to broker peace with France by offering Metz and a part of Alsace.  The hope was that Germany could separate France from the other allies.  The offer was rejected.

1929express
The Express-News dedicates its new building at the corner of Avenue E and 3rd streets (right).

1949
All lights in Bexar County were out for the first time in history last night due to a public service power failure. The blackout extended beyond the county limits as far as Comfort, Boerne, Kerrville, New Braunfels, and Floresville.

1994
Texas A&M (7-0) and SMU (1-7) play a wild game in the Alamodome, ending in a 21-21 after a last-second missed field goal by the Mustangs.

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