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February 20 in San Antonio history...

1938
The Lasso girls, the Jefferson High School girls cheering section, was formed this week in a drum and bugle corps. The 37-piece group will hold their first meeting at the school, which will furnish instruments.

1962
The San Antonio Light, an afternoon paper, proudly trumpeted the news that John Glenn had become the first American to orbit the earth (right). The Express, a morning paper, could only report the countdown in progress.

1988rivercenter
RiverCenter Mall holds its grand opening festivities.

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