The final assault on the Alamo begins at approximately 5:30 a.m. Mexican forces take huge losses but capture the compound, killing the last of the 187 defenders who had held out within the walls of the fortified mission for thirteen days.
1918 – World War I
Whiskey at ten cents a drink was the bargain offered at one of the downtown saloons this morning, marking the first effort of a saloon keeper in San Antonio to dispose of his stock before the ten-mile zone law is put into effect. “We are closing out our entire stock” were the words on a sign stretched across the front of the saloon.
The new VIA Metropolitan Transit, successor to the San Antonio Transit System, officially takes over operation of local public transportation, although the transition from SATS to VIA has been going on for several months.