October 8 in San Antonio history…

1918 – World War I
Ending with his sensational “Slide to Death” from the eight-story Alamo National Bank building, Johnny Reynolds, the “human fly,” will put on the most spectacular free show of the week tonight at 8 o’clock in the interest of the Liberty Loan.

1929
“It’s the greatest thing since sliced bread!”
Richter’s Bakery begins advertising sliced Butter Krust bread along with the traditionally unsliced loaves.

1998
Janet Jackson brings her “Velvet Rope Tour” to the Alamodome, featuring an up-and-coming star in Usher Raymond.

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