The San Antonio Public Library opens in the Carnegie-funded building on Market Street (right).
1917 – World War I
San Antonio and Bexar County over-subscribed their allotment of Liberty Bonds by approximately $250,000. When the campaign for the sale of bonds was closed at l l o’clock the record showed $2,762,600 worth of bonds had been sold, which is $192,600 over the allotment of $2,570,000 for San Antonio and Bexar County.
David Robinson plays his final game as the Spurs defeat the New Jersey Nets, 88-77, in game six of the NBA Finals for their second NBA title. Tim Duncan is named Finals MVP for the second time and finishes with a near-quadruple-double: 21 points, 20 rebounds, 10 assists and eight blocked shots. Robinson and Duncan share Sports Illustrated’s “Sportsman of the Year” honors at the end of the year.