October 9 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
Bulgaria begins concentrating cavalry, supported by heavy artillery, near the border of Serbia even though there has been no official declaration of hostilities between the two countries.  President Wilson becomes the first President to attend and throw out the first pitch at a World Series game.

1916
Ft. Sam Houston officials set speeds for Army vehicles on city streets at 12 m.p.h. for trucks and 30 m.p.h. for autos.

1956
San Antonians interested in politics went to the Alamo to hear Vice-President Richard M. Nixon speak. Sports fans were too busy talking about Don Larsen’s perfect game in the World Series the night before.

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