September 5 in San Antonio history…
Today was house cleaning day at the Grand Opera House but without benefit of broom or dust pan. The work is done by a small nozzle at the end of a long rubber hose. Dirt is drawn through the hose into two tanks. The device is called a vacuum cleaner.
1918 – World War I
The first game of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs is played in Comiskey Park in Chicago. The series is played in September due to the “Work or Fight Law” shortened-season. Despite this being the swan song of baseball until after the war, interest in the Series is down. Pitchers for the first game are Babe Ruth for the Red Sox and “Hippo” Vaughn of Weatherford, Texas for the Cubs. Boston wins, 1-0.
George Strait holds his First Annual George Strait Country Music Festival in the Alamodome, featuring Brooks & Dunn, Lee Roy Parnell, Suzy Bogguss, McBride & the Ride, Delbert McClinton, Bobbie Cryner and, of course, George Strait.