Texas declares independence from Mexico at Washington-On-The-Brazos. The defenders of the Alamo, inside the walls for the past nine days, are unaware.
The cornerstone of the German Methodist-Episcopal Church in La Villita is laid. This church is now known as the Little Church of La Villita.
The San Antonio Auto Show kicks off at the Convention Center. Featured attractions are the GM Astro I show car (right) and a performance by the Cowsills.