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March 25 in San Antonio history...

1889
Mrs. Andrea Castanon de Villanueva, also known as Madam Candelaria, petitions for a pension as being the last survivor of the Fall of the Alamo.

1920
The Boston Red Sox blank the New York Giants, 3-0, in a preseason game here.  San Antonians Ross Youngs and Frank Snyder are both on the field for the Giants in this game.

1939 
Two months after she was forbidden to sing at Constitution Hall in Washington D. C. because of her race, contralto Marian Anderson performs a concert in Municipal Auditorium.   Fifteen days later, on Easter Sunday, she performs a concert at the base of the Lincoln Memorial at the request of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.  The concert is broadcast across the country.

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