Track laying begins for the San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad.
1917 – World War I
The $64,000,000 airplane bill became a law today with President Wilson’s signature. More than 20,000 planes are to be built as a first increment and many thousands of aviators will be trained.
Plans for a convention hall and civic center at La Villita were unveiled today by V. H. Braunig, City Public Service Board manager.