March 4 in San Antonio history…
Santa Anna gathers his officers for a council of war. It is decided that when the final assault in the Alamo takes place, that they will take no prisoners. The time for the assault will be determined tomorrow. Having been consolidated into two batteries, the Mexican artillery, is brought to within 200 yards of the compound. More Texian reinforcements arrive in the late hours.
San Antonio’s 200th birthday celebration will begin at 7 p.m. today when the official dedication and blessing of the Spanish Governor’s Palace on Military Plaza, for years the abode of governors of wide domain, will mark the first event on a six-day program marked with pageantry, church ceremonies and social events. The dedication will be followed by a pageant reenacting the arrival of 16 families of Canary Islanders in San Antonio on March 4, 1731.