Today marks the San Diego International Airport’s 83rd anniversary. In honor of the occasion, here are some interesting facts:
- The airport was dedicated on August 16, 1928, as Lindbergh Field, to honor famed aviator Charles Lindbergh.
- Another famous aviator, Amelia Earhart, participated in the grand dedication ceremony.
- San Diego’s then-mayor declared the Dedication Day a public holiday and urged businesses to close midday to witness the celebration.
- 222 military planes soared over Lindbergh Field as part of the festivities.