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April 16 in San Antonio history...

1940
Bob Wills records a new version of “San Antonio Rose” at Burrus Mill Studio in Saginaw, Texas.  This new version includes lyrics and is entitled “New San Antonio Rose.”  It earns a gold record and becomes a country music classic.

1971
Grant Teaff, head football coach at Angelo State University, San Angelo, will be the featured speaker at the Edison High School all-sports banquet at 7 p.m. tonight in the school cafeteria. Outstanding athletic awards in each sport will be given and an all-around athlete for the school year will be announced.

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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