October 29 in San Antonio history…

1918 – World War I
One hundred recovered pneumonia patients were issued twenty day furloughs this morning at the Base Hospital, Ft. Sam Houston.  That shows the conditions at the Ft. Sam Houston hospital are steadily improving.

1929express
The Express-News dedicates its new building at the corner of Avenue E and 3rd streets (right).  The day is inauspicious due to the second day of panic selling on Wall Street.  The stock market crash reaches its crescendo today and will come to be known as “Black Tuesday.”

1986
Arthur “Hap” Veltman, an active developer of food and drink establishments and assorted commercial properties in San Antonio, says he has found a buyer for his holdings in a large downtown nightclub, the Bonham Exchange at 411 Bonham.  However, the San Antonio developer did not reveal who the buyer is.

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