The Texas Order of the Sons of Hermann is founded in San Antonio.
1918 – World War I
Rogers Hornsby, star shortstop of the St. Louis Cardinals, was ordered today by the local draft board No. 1 to engage in an essential occupation or be placed in class 1-A of the draft. He is the first major league player to receive a work or fight notice under the new ruling of the provost marshal general. Hornsby was born in Fort Worth.
Mayor Maury Maverick announced today that the operation of the chili stands on Haymarket Plaza by San Antonio’s “chili queens” would be suspended for ten days pending complete compliance with city health regulations. The mayor visited the plaza last night and outlined his plan to place six stands on the plaza and and central sterilizing plant in the market house.