President McKinley comes to San Antonio to deliver a speech in front of the Alamo – the first President to do so.
1918 – World War I
The indications now are that the United States government will purchase the 17,000 aces of land south of the Leon Springs reservation, on which Camp Bullis is located and which is being used by the army as a target ranger. Approval of the purchase, calling for the expenditure of $340,000 has passed the Senate Committee on Military Affairs, according to telegrams received by representatives of the Chamber of Commerce from Sen. Morris Sheppard.
Metal detectors are installed in the Bexar County Courthouse.