October 22 in San Antonio history…
World War I – 1915
Report has come that Edith Cavell, a British nurse serving in Belgium, was executed by German forces on Oct. 12. Miss Cavell was prosecuted for aiding British and French soldiers, in addition to young Belgian men, to cross the border and eventually enter Britain. The American ambassador to Belgium, wrote a letter to German civil governor Van Der Lancken pleading for her release to no avail.
John Wayne appears at Handy-Andy in Wonderland Mall to cut an Alamo-shaped cake commemorating the San Antonio premiere of his movie, “The Alamo.”
The San Antonio Library initiates a new “after hours” reference service. Persons who need answers to questions may call the Main Library any time of the day or night, 365 days a year. When the library is closed, an answering service will take the question and refer it to the library reference department as soon as the library opens. A librarian will find the answer and return the call. (This service no longer exists.)
The Doobie Brothers perform a concert in Convention Center Arena. The opening act is the then-unknown Huey Lewis & the News.