1918 – World War I
Rodman Law, daredevil balloonist and aeronaut, now attached to the Fifth Aero Squadron, Kelly Field, jumped from a height of 2,500 feet at noon today and landed safely on the flying field, Kelly No. 2. Mr. Law went up in the plane with Edward Stinson, one of the most skilled instructors at Kelly Field and negotiated the jump with the aid of a parachute.
Alamo Drive-In opens on Austin Highway (right).
The South Texas Nuclear Plant (officially known as South Texas Project Electric Generating Station), the first nuclear plant in Texas, begins producing power. The city of San Antonio owns a 40% stake in the plant, located near Bay City.