October 22 in San Antonio history…

1909
President Taft comes to San Antonio to dedicate the chapel at Ft. Sam Houston.

1932
The name of  the San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad is changed to the Texas & New Orleans, a division of Southern Pacific.

1949
L. Truett Pratt is born in San Antonio.  The Jefferson High School alumnus will find fame when he and Jerry McClain are chosen to sing the new theme song to the hit TV show “Happy Days.”  The tune gets to #5 on the Billboard charts in 1976.

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