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April 9 in San Antonio history…

1924
Program for the national balloon races to be held at Kelly Field was approved by the National Aeronautical Assn.

1970
First Mate, a San Antonio-based seafood restaurant chain, opens first location at Buena Vista and Zarzamora.

1976
President Gerald Ford visited San Antonio during his re-election campaign and infamously bit into a tamale without removing the husk. (right)

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