October 21 in San Antonio history…

1867
George Wilkins Kendall, Mexican War correspondent, editor of the New Orleans Picayune, sheep rancher and namesake of Kendall County, dies in Boerne.

1889
It is today decided to build the Southwestern Lunatic Asylum in Bexar County.  (It would open as the Southwestern Insane Asylum in 1892 and is now known as the San Antonio State Hospital.)

1972
The Temptations and Supremes perform at Municipal Auditorium.

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