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December 20 in San Antonio history...

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Emma Abbott is featured at the grand opening of the Grand Opera House on Alamo Plaza (right).  The Grand Opera House (later Grand Theatre) was built in 1886 and for many years was the best theatre in San Antonio. It was located at 303 Alamo Plaza. It stayed in business until the 1930′s when it closed. The Grand was razed in 1954 to make way for H. L. Green Dept. Store.

1917 – World War I
The War Department has relented and as a result many men in the army are to get a brief furlough during the holiday.  New orders have just arrived at department headquarters and also at the carious camps about San Antonio.  These orders state that any organization commanders may grant passes to not to exceed 5 percent of their commands between noon December 22 and reveille of the 26th.

2014
WOAI-TV moves from its original studio at 1031 Navarro street, where it first signed on in 1949, to the recently renovated KABB-TV building at 4335 Northwest Loop 410. It will house both news operations and will be renamed the Sinclair Broadcast Center.

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