Texas declares independence from Mexico at Washington-On-The-Brazos.
The Ordinance of Secession (right), passed at the convention in Austin on February 1, goes into effect and Texas becomes a member of the Confederacy. (original document held at the Texas State Library and Archives)
The first flight in a military airplane occurred at Fort Sam Houston by Lt. Benjamin Foulois, flying Army Aeroplane #1.
The New York City Ballet performs in Texas for the first time in its 15-year history at Municipal Auditorium. Sponsored by the Symphony Society of San Antonio, the program includes Mendelssohn’s “Scotch Symphony,” Prokofieff’s “Prodigal Son,” “Allegro Brilliante” by Tchaikovsky and “Stars and Stripes,” based on music by John Phillip Sousa.