1917 – World War I
The San Antonio Light reports that the funeral for Sidney Brooks (right), cadet aviator at Kelly Field No. 2, will be held at the home of his parents, Judge and Mrs. S. J. Brooks, 225 Crofton Avenue, tomorrow at 3 o’clock. At that time, the flag at Kelly Field will be placed at half-mast in honor of the young aviator. A military band will be provided and the coffin, draped in an American flag, will be carried to the cemetery on a caisson.
Harry Houdini escapes from a locked crate on the stage of (old) Majestic Theater.
The Brackenridge Park skyride was opened to the public.