October 30 in San Antonio history…
The Ringling Brothers’ circus comes to San Antonio for the first time (right), arriving on the I. & G. N. railroad. The parade came down the streets at 9:30 this morning and the show commenced at 1:00 p.m. in the seven-pole big top tent on the fair grounds.
1918 – World War I
The quarantine regulations in the military reservations around San Antonio have not been changed and no indications have been given out that they will be changed in the immediate future. Influenza cases at the Camp Travis hospital have been increased the past few days due to recruits recently arrived in camp.
Radio station KTSA broadcasts “Orson Welles’ Mercury Theatre” featuring a radio drama of H. G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” from 7 to 8 p.m (right). Despite announcements before, during and after the program, some frightened radio listeners believe it is a real invasion of aliens from Mars.