The building at the “Jack Harris Corner” containing Sim Hart’s tobacco shop, the Vaudeville Theater and the Elite Restaurant is destroyed by fire.
Texas becomes the eighth state to ratify the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, establishing the prohibition of the sale of alcoholic beverages. The amendment will become law on January 17, 1919 and take effect at midnight on January 17, 1920.
San Antonio’s 200th birthday celebration will begin at 7 p.m. today when the official dedication and blessing of the Spanish Governor’s Palace on Military Plaza, for years the abode of governors of wide domain, will mark the first event on a six-day program marked with pageantry, church ceremonies and social events. The dedication will be followed by a pageant reenacting the arrival of 16 families of Canary Islanders in San Antonio on March 4, 1731.