April 16 in San Antonio history…

1920
Baseball season begins in San Antonio against the Beaumont Exporters.  Last year’s San Antonio Bronchos are now known as the San Antonio Bears.  Play ball!

1980
Work is progressing on the strengthening of Olmos Dam as construction crews tie reinforced steel bars crisscrossing each other on the south side of the dam.  A new roadway is also being constructed at ground level to replace the road formerly atop the dam.

1990
Officials from Opryland USA and USAA officially announce that the name of the planned $100 million, 201-acre musical theme park to be located in northwest San Antonio will be called Fiesta Texas.

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