October 14 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
Rev. Ernest Houghton, a British rector, has started an appeal to the patriotic women of England to assist the lives of the “broken heroes” by marrying wounded soldiers.

1892
Early this morning, thousands thronged the sidewalks to view the Barnum & Bailey Circus parade. People of all classes, country and city folk, were there, even Sam Jones the preacher.

1916
The Barnum & Bailey Circus again returns to the Alamo City.

1956elvis_1956
Elvis Presley with his band, Scotty Moore, Bill Black and D.J. Fontana,  played two shows at the Bexar County Coliseum to thousands of swooning, screaming, mainly female, fans.  It was the third appearance for Elvis in San Antonio in 1956. (photo from the Institute of Texan Cultures San Antonio Light Collection.)

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