No less than 50,000 people packed Alamo Plaza today on the occasion of President Taft’s first public speech in this city. Other thousands lined the streets to get a glimpse of the distinguished visitor.
1918 – World War I
Mrs. Dorothy Delfraisse McCurdy, died last night at the home of her father, 615 Cherry Street, after a brief illness of pneumonia, the result of Influenza contracted while on duty as a special Red Cross nurse at the base hospital, Camp Travis. She will be the first woman ever given a military funeral in San Antonio.
The first six K-mart stores in San Antonio, located in buildings formerly occupied by Globe stores, open on the same day. H. E. Wilcox, western regional vice-president, says, “It’s highly unusual for a chain to open six stores in one day, as we did… Chicago opened five K-mart stores in one day and that’s as close as we’ve come.”