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April 8 in San Antonio history...

1934
The San Antonio Light advertises a new program to promote interest in aviation for boys and girls – the Junior Birdmen of America – sponsored by the Hearst Corporation. Children can mail in the printed coupon along with ten cents to join the organization, which begins in one week.

1950
A B-29 bomber crashes on approach to Kelly Air Force Base. The plane is destroyed but all six crewmen survive.

1970
Superbaby.  That’s what Baptist Memorial Hospital has tagged Robert Daniel Sczepanik, two-day-old heavyweight born April 6. Mighty Robert weighed in at 13 pounds, 6.5 ounces, to set a possible record for the hospital in baby weights.

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