October 28 in San Antonio history…
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.
1918 – World War I
Austria-Hungary, close on the heels of Germany’s request for Allied armistice terms, has replied to President Wilson declaring her readiness to negotiate a peace and an immediate armistice on all the Austrian fighting fronts.
City Council today approved final plans for San Antonio’s planned $8 million Convention Center.