1918 – World War I
The San Antonio Light reports that 150 carrier pigeons are being sent over from Fort Sam Houston to Kelly Field this week. The birds are to be trained by Sgt. Oscar A. P. DeVaux to carry messages for the the aviation service.
The scale model of Columbia, featuring the inverted shields of the United States and Texas and sculpted for the $100,000 Alamo Cenotaph by Pompeo Coppini, is exhibited at a private showing in his studio at 111 Melrose Place from 4 to 6 p.m.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is established on this date.