1918 – World War I
Capt. B. H. Fournier, noted San Antonio balloonist, and a five cadets were injured when the balloon in which they were making a trial flight from San Antonio fell from an altitude of 3,200 feet near Killeen today. “The captain,” said one of the cadets, “was the coolest man in the basket and when we neared the ground, he said calmly, ‘Now limber your knees, boys! Here she comes!’” Three cadets were uninjured in the crash.
Mayor C. M. Chambers broke ground today for the new home of the San Antonio Light, which is now being erected at Broadway and 4th Street. The Light‘s new plant will be one of the most modern in the country. [Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Express-News]
Merle Haggard plays Floore’s Country Store in Helotes.