September 10 in San Antonio history…
After thirty hours of isolation, it is reported that 1,000 to 3,000 people are dead from the massive hurricane that struck Galveston. Four thousand buildings are reported destroyed, scores of vessels in the harbor are wrecked, cisterns are polluted with seawater and the city is in total darkness.
1918 – World War I
Seven buildings were destroyed by fire this morning at “Kelly City,” the camp town adjoining Kelly Field. Damage is estimated to be between $53,000 and $55,000. The Liberty Theater and moving picture show, owned by the Cardenas and Rivano Investment company, was consumed by the conflagration.
With a known death list of 37 that may total more than 200 when all the missing are accounted for, and with a property loss of near $5 million, San Antonio was suffering the worst flood in its history.