West Texas Military Academy (now Texas Military Institute) graduates the class of 1897 – including future General Douglas MacArthur. Gen. MacArthur was one of the original 49 cadets from the first class at W.T.M.A. in 1893-94.
Construction of the Sunken Garden Theater is begun.
The state department of health called for the chlorination of all water supplies in San Antonio, in spite of opposition to the measure from the city water board which fears it will cause “hysteria.”