1918 – World War I
The 1918 Spring Offensive or Kaiserschlacht (Kaiser’s Battle), also known as the Ludendorff Offensive, begins today. The offensive is a series of German attacks along the Western Front which mark the deepest advances by either side since 1914. The Germans have realised that their only remaining chance of victory is to defeat the Allies before the overwhelming human and matériel resources of the United States can be fully deployed. They also have the temporary advantage in numbers afforded by the nearly 50 divisions freed by the Russian surrender (the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk).
Central Park Mall holds its grand opening (right).
Memorial Library at 3222 Culebra Ave. across from St. Mary’s University, hosts its first Star Trek Jamboree. Included is a full-costume performance by the San Antonio chapter of the Star Trek Fan Club, a display of Star Trek memorabilia from around the world and films from the Star Trek series.