December 13 in San Antonio history…

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1924
Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, dies in San Antonio.

1946
Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie perform in concert in Municipal Auditorium.  The concert of the two now-legendary African-American jazz artists is unfortunately advertised “for whites only.” (right)

1989
The City Zoning Commission has approved changes in zoning to allow construction of theme park being jointly developed by Opryland USA and United Services Automobile Association.  Construction of the theme park is scheduled to begin in about six months, said R. Douglas Leonhard, senior vice president of USAA Real Estate.  The first phase of the park will include theme areas with a focus on Hispanic, western, German and 1950’s-style music.

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