The City Council gives authority to the Scientific Society to establish a zoological garden in Brackenridge Park. This is the beginning of the San Antonio Zoo.
1918 – World War I
H. S. Reed, a farmer, was taken from his home near Edinburg, fifteen miles north of McAllen today. He was badly beaten and shot through the shoulder for allegedly refusing to subscribe for Liberty Bonds. Reed refuses to talk and his assailants are unknown to police officers.
The first heart transplant in San Antonio was performed by a team of surgeons from Medical Center Hospital and the UT Health Science Center.