1917 – World War I
The Red Cross patriotic mass meeting is held in Beethoven Hall.
President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy are in San Antonio to dedicate the Aerospace Medical Health Center at Brooks Air Force Base. He is assassinated in Dallas the following day.
Athens, Georgia-based band, R.E.M., films the video for their song “Everybody Hurts” on the unopened lower level of the $270 million “Downtown Y” highway expansion project, on I-10 between Cincinnati and Colorado streets.