January 20 in San Antonio history…

1881January 20 in San Antonio history...
The first issue of the San Antonio Light rolls off the printing presses. It remains in circulation until January 28, 1993.

1968
James Brown, “The Godfather of Soul”, plays a concert in Joe Freeman Coliseum.

1981
San Antonians celebrate as the 52 American hostages are freed after 444 days in Iranian captivity.  The release came 30 minutes after Ronald Reagan took the oath of office, becoming the 40th President of the United States.  Former President Carter was informed during his last flight aboard Air Force One on his way to his home in Plains, Georgia.

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