October 13 in San Antonio history…

1896
The big chandelier in the rotunda of the Menger Hotel was swung into position. The 700-pound article, containing 3,000 pieces of prismatic glass, cost $300.

1916lgo_ncaa_texas_longhorns
The University of Texas defeats Oklahoma A&M, 14-6, in a game played at League Park here in San Antonio.

1945
Scores of San Antonians plan to be in Kerrville today to witness the hometown celebration accorded Admiral Nimitz. Thousands of others—stay-at-homes—planned to listen to the festivities broadcast over radio station WOAI.

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