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December 8 in San Antonio history...

1917 – World War I
The day after war is declared on Austria, Brooks Field is dedicated and Kelly Field was in operation.

1941
After yesterday’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor by the Imperial forces of Japan, and an impassioned speech by President Roosevelt, Congress declares war on Japan by near-unanimous vote.  The lone dissenting vote is Jeannette Rankin (R- Montana) who says, “As a woman I can’t go to war and I refuse to send anyone else.”  She was urged to change her vote or at least abstain so that the vote would be unanimous.  She refused.

1950
Mayor White asked San Antonians to observe a moment of daily prayer in respect for the Korean crisis.

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