April 8 in San Antonio history

1888
The first league baseball game is played in San Antonio.

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

1974
San Antonio baseball fans celebrate as Hank Aaron hits his 715th home run, breaking Babe Ruth’s 39-year-old record of 714.  Aaron hit the home run off Dodgers’ pitcher Al Downing.

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