1918 – World War I
The San Antonio Express remarks that the “dreaded Spanish influenza has reached America (right).” The pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people than the Great War, known today as World War I (WWI), at somewhere between 20 and 40 million people. It has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in recorded world history.
The first McDonald’s restaurant opens in San Antonio at 1330 S. Laredo St.
Longtime KMAC and KISS-FM disk jockey, Joe “The Godfather” Anthony (Yannuzzi), dies at the age of 55.