1918 – World War I
The Texas State Board of Education passed a resolution today stating that trustees of all schools throughout the state will be required to sign a loyalty pledge before beginning their duties this fall.
An official Texas Historical Marker commemorating the founding of San Antonio is unveiled today downtown, near HemisFair. The marker citing the city’s 250th birthday, is located next to the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce headquarters facing Alamo Street at Commerce Street. San Antonio was officially founded in May 1718. The area, however, was first named on St. Anthony de Padua Day, June 13, 1691, by Spaniards.
The Force, San Antonio’s Arena League football team, becomes the first franchise to be shut out, losing to Orlando, 0-50. This is the first of five straight defeats for the Force in their first, and only, season.