The Texans in the Alamo are summoned by Santa Anna to surrender. He is answered by a cannon shot. Colonel William Barrett Travis writes his famous “Victory or Death” letter from the Alamo.
Radio station KTSA (“Kum To San Antonio”) goes on the air (right).
San Antonians are given their first look at the newly refurbished Municipal Auditorium after completion of a two-year renovation project. The building was gutted in 1979 by a fire started by a workman’s cigarette.