January 10 in San Antonio history…

1950
San Antonio’s second television station, KEYL, goes on the air with a test pattern, broadcasting on Channel 5, at noon today. Regular programming begins on February 1. The station is operated by the San Antonio Television Company.   (KEYL will later change its call letters to KGBS and then KENS.)

1959
Harvey Lavan “Van” Cliburn, Jr., winner of last year’s International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow – the first American to win the competition – performs with the San Antonio Symphony.

1989
Demolition begins on the Bluebonnet Hotel.

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