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April 2 in San Antonio history...

1927
A. L. Becker opens the first Handy-Andy grocery store in San Antonio at 1716-18 Broadway.

1965
Country singer Roger Miller (“King of the Road”,”Dang Me”) weds San Antonio native Leah Kendrick in a civil ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada.

1991
Grace Corrigan, mother of the late Christa McAuliffe, was a special guest at a dedication ceremony at McAuliffe Middle School, which opened last fall near Interstate 35 South and southwest Interstate 410.  McAuliffe, the first person chosen for the nation’s teacher-in- space program, was one of seven members of the Challenger crew killed when the shuttle exploded shortly after liftoff Jan. 28, 1986.

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