June 8 in San Antonio history…

1897
West Texas Military Academy (now Texas Military Institute) graduates the class of 1897 – including future General Douglas MacArthur.  Gen. MacArthur was one of the original 49 cadets from the first class at W.T.M.A. in 1893-94.

1962
A front page article in the San Antonio Light declares that a Texan and former U.S. Marine who once said he “would never return to the United States for any reason” was on his way home with his baby daughter and Russian bride.  His name?  Lee Harvey Oswald.

1999
British rock band Def Leppard plays in the parking lot for the grand opening of the new Walmart store at I-10 and DeZavala Road.

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