October 26 in San Antonio history…

1918 – World War I
The San Antonio Light reports that the influenza epidemic in San Antonio is on the wane.  Health officials feel that the situation is vastly improved and the epidemic will have spent itself during the next week or ten days.

1949
Over protests of one commissioner who wanted the new coliseum to be named for a deceased war hero, it was named in honor of Joe Freeman today.  The official name is Joe Freeman Bexar County Coliseum.

1971
Singer/songwriter James Taylor performs in San Antonio for the first time – at Municipal Auditorium – in support of his latest album, “Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon.”

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