July 30 in San Antonio history…

1958
County Commissioners Court changed the name of Bexar County Coliseum to Joe Freeman Coliseum.  In changing the name of the building, members of the court noted that “through his untiring efforts and unselfish and liberal donations, Joe Freeman, an outstanding citizen of San Antonio and Bexar County, is responsible for a coliseum of which all Bexar County may be proud.”

1985
Convention Center Arena features hair-metal favorites Ratt and opening act Bon Jovi.

1990
Sixty feet of the new flood-control tunnel under construction collapses, leaving a 620-ton boring machine stuck 150 feet beneath Brackenridge High School.  The collapse boosted the price of the tunnel by $10 million and left the Ohbayashi Corporation and the Army Corps of Engineers perplexed as to how to complete the boring through unstable soil.

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