October 28 in San Antonio history…

1835
The Battle of Concepcion, which historian J.R. Edmondson describes as “the first major engagement of the Texas Revolution”, takes place on the grounds of Mission Concepcion.  Texian troops under Stephen F. Austin are engaged by Mexican troops commanded by Colonel Domingo Ugartechea.  The 30-minute battle results in 14 to 75 Mexican troops killed.  Richard Andrews is the only Texian casualty.

1946
Postmaster Dan Quill announced the first landing of a helicopter in downtown San Antonio was to take place with a mail cargo delivery in front of the post office.

1955
Police were questioning an ice cream vendor suspected of arson in the $75,000 Travis Park Methodist Church fire.

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