October 15 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
The Marquis of Crewe urged colleagues in the House of Lords to end the campaign at Gallipoli and withdraw British forces from the Dardanelles.

1951Lucy_15Oct1951
“I Love Lucy” premieres at 7:00 p.m. on WOAI-TV (right).

1955
Local television station WOAI Channel 4 begins broadcasting in color from its studios today.  WOAI is the sixteenth station in the world to be equipped to telecast live local color programs.  The station has invested $500,000 in new equipment and construction to facilitate color broadcasting.  The WOAI-TV color system is compatible with black and white so that all viewers without color televisions will be able to view the broadcasts in monochrome.

2001
Inspired by the University of Miami football team and a matching color scheme, Sam Houston High School students voted to replace their longstanding Cherokee mascot with a Hurricane.

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