1918 – World War I
The funeral of Lt. Travis Lee Haltom, who was killed in airplane accident at Gerstner Field (near Lake Charles, Louisiana) was held yesterday afternoon after services in the Central Christian Church. Three aviators from Kelly Field flew over the grave at the Oddfellow’s Cemetery and dropped flowers on the casket just before the grave was closed.
Television station KCOR UHF Channel 41 (now KWEX) takes to the airwaves as the country’s first Spanish language TV station (right).
A 69-year-old woman in an apparent daze stepped into the downtown San Antonio River Tuesday and missed drowning by moments. She was discovered floating face down on the river surface by three men. She is believed to have fallen to the sidewalk while walking along the river, and upon arising, mis-stepped into the river.