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March 25 in San Antonio history...

1939
Two months after she was forbidden to sing at Constitution Hall in Washington D. C. because of her race, contralto Marian Anderson performs a concert in Municipal Auditorium.   Fifteen days later, on Easter Sunday, she performs a concert at the base of the Lincoln Memorial at the request of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.  The concert is broadcast across the country.

1949
San Antonio Junior College (now SAC) board today voted approval of a bid for Transit Co. property on San Pedro.  Now located at 419 Alamo, the school has looked at several other sites.

1995
Van Halen and Collective Soul play the last concert in Convention Center Arena.

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