1917 – World War I
The newspaper censorship provisions were stricken entirely from the administration espionage bill today in the Senate by a vote of 39 to 38 on motion of Senator Johnson of California. After the censorship clause had been stricken from the bill, Senator Kirby, Democrat, of Arkansas, introduced an amendment providing for a definite and specific press censorship under the supervision of the secretaries of war and the navy and that was defeated, 65 to 5.
The Hearst Corporation buys the San Antonio Light newspaper.
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band bring their Detroit sound to Convention Center Arena. The opening act is a rock singer who had recently auditioned to be lead vocalist for Black Sabbath named Michael Bolton.