March 2 in San Antonio history…

Texas declares independence from Mexico at Washington-On-The-Brazos.

1861 ordinance
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.


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