February 3 in San Antonio history…
The Wright aeroplane which was received in this city by the Wells-Fargo Express company yesterday was transferred to the government railroad spur that terminates on Grayson street at the Post, under the personal supervision of Mr. Heyck, the agent for the express company, this morning.
(Lt. Benjamin Foulois would make the first military flight in this airplane on March 2, 1910.)
The Ku Klux Klan, hooded, clad in white, visited Travis Park Methodist Church, and made $100 donation.
San Antonio teenagers and rock ‘n’ roll fans mourned the loss of Texas’s own Buddy Holly and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, along with Ritchie Valens, in an Iowa plane crash (right). (article from the San Antonio Light, 3 Feb. 1959)