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January 8 in San Antonio history...

1900
In a brief telegram authorized by Mr. Andrew Carnegie, directed to Mrs. D. F. Ainsworth, president of the San Antonio Public Library, Mr. Carnegie offers to give the sum of $50,000 for the establishment of a library here provided the city will supply an isolated site for a building and $5,000 yearly for the maintenance of the institution. The formal proposition embodying the conditions usually imposed by Mr. Carnegie in such cases has been forwarded by mail and may be expected soon.

1949
Noted pianist Arthur Rubenstein performs with the San Antonio Symphony in Municipal Auditorium.

1986eastwood
The legendary Eastwood Country Club on San Antonio’s East Side is destroyed by fire. Eastwood hosted many legendary performers through the years, such as Etta James, the Drifters, Bo Diddley, Bobby Blue Bland, Fats Domino, Bill Doggett, Jimmy Reed, Ike and Tina Turner and, of course, Miss Wiggles. (Photo from the San Antonio Register.)

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