1918 – World War I
A 10:30 p.m. today, the saloons of San Antonio will close by reason of the operation of the zone law, passed by the recent special session of the Legislature, prohibiting the sale of liquor within 10 miles of an army camp or shipbuilding plant. This law as passed provides for strict prohibition for the duration of the war but under the operation of the statewide law, which will become effective on June 26 – all saloons in the state will have to close.
The Northwest Six Theatres open at IH 10 and 410, showing “Play It Again, Sam”, “The Hiding Place”, “Crime & Passion”, “Echoes of a Summer”, “Bugs Bunny Superstar” and “The Duchess & the Dirtwater Fox.” The multiplex will later expand to ten and fourteen screens.
In a bizarre incident, Spurs forward Tim Duncan receives two technical fouls from NBA referee Joey Crawford while sitting on the bench and is ejected. Duncan is fined $25,000 for his remarks after the game. Crawford is suspended indefinitely by NBA Commissioner David Stern.