October 8 in San Antonio history…

1926
San Antonio is destined to become the center of study and research for this entire section of the state as the result of the establishment of the Witte Memorial Museum in Brackenridge Park, according to Professor J.A. Pearce of the University of Texas.  Professor Pearce was the featured speaker at the formal opening of the museum today.

1957buttrick
In what is billed as the “Women’s World Boxing Championship,” 90-lb. Barbara Buttrick (right) from Yorkshire, England defeats Phyliss Kugler in a unanimous decision after six rounds.  Santiago Gutierrez knocked out Eloy Tellez in the eighth round of the 10-round main event at Municipal Auditorium.  Buttrick and Kugler were the first two women to be issued boxing licenses in the state of Texas.

1974
Elvis Presley makes his fifth San Antonio appearance and first since 1972, playing a concert in Hemisfair Arena.

 

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