February 12 in San Antonio history…

1961
African-American and white college students Sunday staged a peaceful but unsuccessful demonstration in an effort to force integration of the Majestic Theater.

1967
A fire swept through Ursuline Academy, gutting a portion of the school that had been built in 1913.  By the time firemen brought the fire under control, only the walls were standing and water pressure knocked down several unstable portions.

1982
Jazz pianist and vocalist Bobby Short performs at La Mansion del Rio.  He famously appeared in the 1970’s commercial for the women’s perfume Charlie (below).

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