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December 31 in San Antonio history...

1953
Ray Charles comes to San Antonio for the first time and plays the auditorium at the Carver Library.  He is second on a bill that features T-Bone Walker, Amos Milburn and Choker Campbell and his Orchestra.

1988
D. and A. Oppenheimer Bank, the last unchartered, uninsured bank in San Antonio, closes.  Dan and Anton Oppenheimer began lending money in 1858 to the farmers and ranchers who shopped at their grocery store.

1993
The Cal Golden Bears defeat the Iowa Hawkeyes, 37-3, in the first Builder’s Square Alamo Bowl.

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