The St. Anthony Hotel opens for business. After its 1936 expansion, it will become one of the first hotels in the world to get central air conditioning.
1918 – World War I
The city passes two ordinances regarding prostitution: the first creates a city scavenger department, requiring a bond of $500 for all persons who “intend to engage in this work” and designating a mode of procedure. The work is to be done under the direction of the health department and the charges for such service will be stabilized. The second ordinance declares certain secret diseases contagious and infectious and requires all doctors treating persons affected by them to report these cases to the city health department. It also prohibits the sale of patent medicines which are offered as cures for these diseases.
After a three-day delay due to icy conditions, the Alamo Bowl (right) is played in Alamo Stadium: Hardin Simmons 20, Denver 0. Game only draws a crowd of 3,730 spectators. The temperature never gets above 26 degrees.