1917 – World War I
A sudden windstorm hits San Antonio causing a building under construction at Kelly Field to collapse. Henry Essary, a carpenter, is killed and five other men are injured.
Installation of the flood gates in the Olmos creek dam north of the city was begun today, assuring San Antonio permanent protection from floods.
The Ink Spots give their penultimate performance of a weeklong engagement at the King of Clubs on San Antonio’s east side.