October 19 in San Antonio history…


World War I – 1915
Reports from the near east say that Serbia is in danger of being overrun by Austro-Hungarian forces from Bulgaria.

Lucky Strike model and Sweetheart of the Texas Centennial, Janice Jarratt, is born in San Antonio.

Bexar County Coliseum (now named for Joe & Harry Freeman) debuts with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Emmy award-winning actress Ann B. Davis (right) will help open the fifth annual Volksfest on Paseo del Rio at 5 p.m. tonight at the Commerce Street Bridge.  Currently appearing in ABC’s “The Brady Bunch,” Miss Davis will be in traditional German costume and will take a boat tour of the festival area.


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