1918 – World War I
Owing to the prompt and efficient work of the Kelly Field fire department and the military police, the fire that broke out in general headquarters this morning was promptly extinguished with damage of not more than $500.
A plan for a “hemisfair” – a world’s fair for Latin American countries and the U.S. – was being considered today. A chamber of commerce committee decided to probe the possibility of having such a fair in 1960.
Sculptor Lincoln Borglum, who completed his father Gutzon’s work on Mount Rushmore in 1941, is buried in City Cemetery #1. Borglum died on January 27 in a Corpus Christi hospital.