September 26 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
Russian forces have the repulsed the German offense and have recaptured the city of Pinsk and the fortress of Dubna.

The first regular trip in San Antonio of an electric motor car was made on the Alamo Electric Street Railway Company’s track from Navarro Street to the International Fair Grounds, south of the city (Thompson-Houston system).  Since the date, all the main street car lines adopted electric motor cars of this and the Sprague system, replacing mule-drawn streetcars.

More than six inches of rain falls in twelve hours in San Antonio, causing major flooding.  Water reached the fifty-foot level at Olmos Dam, only ten feet from the top.  Six people are killed and property damage is estimated at $8 million. ($88 million in 2010 dollars.)

After 26 years broadcasting from their facility at the corner of Avenue E and 4th streets downtown, KENS Channel 5 begins broadcasting from their new studios at 5400 Fredericksburg Road.  It took six tractor-trailer trucks to move all the equipment.  The last broadcast at the old studio signs off at 2 a.m. and the new broadcast begins at 5 p.m.


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