1918 – World War I
Washington D. C. reports that influenza cases have decreased in six states, but 27 other states reported the disease still spreading with many additional cities and rural districts infected. For the first 18 days of October, 14,805 deaths were reported in Pennsylvania.
John Wayne appears at Handy-Andy in Wonderland Mall to cut an Alamo-shaped cake commemorating the San Antonio premiere of his movie, “The Alamo.”
Muhammad Ali arrives in the Alamo City in advance of this three three-round exhibition fights with Sonny Moore, Ronny White and Terry Daniels in two days at Municipal Auditorium.