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August 31 in San Antonio history...

1731
First recorded baptism in the parish of San Fernando, Ignacia Agustina Munoz y Morillo.

1917
The 103d Aero Squadron is organized at Kelly Field.  Its original complement included pilots from the disbanded Lafayette Escadrille and Lafayette Flying Corps.  San Antonian Edgar Tobin had six aerial victories as part of this unit during World War I.

1976
After 17 years of planning, battling and waiting, the end is in sight for completion of the North Freeway, now officially named the W.W. McAllister Freeway. The last section extends from Sandau Road on the south to north of Bitters Road on the north, a distance of some two or three miles. Construction on this final section should begin in five to six months and should be completed in about 18 months, according to Mal Steinberg, highway department consultant.

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