April 8 in San Antonio history…

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

1917 – World War I
Confederate veterans living in San Antonio have written to President Wilson assuring him of their loyalty to “our beloved land” and offering their services in any way in which they can be used. The letter, bearing the signature “W. H. Robert and others,” follows: “The Confederate Veterans of this city realize that there is a crisis in the affairs of our beloved land and we are willing to do anything that is in our power to aid in this time of need, as readily as we did over half a century ago with the same patriotism as in years gone by.”

1966
President Johnson signs the Medicare registration extension bill in ceremonies at Victoria Plaza located at 411 Barrera Street and attends Good Friday services here in San Antonio also.

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