April 5 in San Antonio history…

1950
The first of seven panels of the Trinity University administration building on the new campus site was nearing completion today.

1956
The Bexar County [Freeman] Coliseum was desegregated on the order of the board of managers. An announcement declared that there would be no discrimination “based on race, color or creed of persons lawfully on the Coliseum premises.”

1971
The San Antonio Zoo has launched the development of a million-dollar master plan that will include the addition of “A Little Bit of Africa.”  Zoo Director Louis DiSabato said the aim is to “let visitors feel they are in the natural environment . . . not visiting a zoo.”

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