March 19 in San Antonio history
The Council House Fight takes place in the building across from San Fernando Cathedral. The meeting took place under a truce with the purpose of negotiating peace after two years of war between the Comanche Indians and the Republic of Texas. The Comanches sought to obtain recognition of the boundaries of the Comancheria, their homeland. The Texans wanted the release of Texan and Mexican captives held by the Comanches. The event ended with 12 Comanche leaders shot to death in the Council House, 23 shot in the streets of San Antonio, and 30 taken captive. The incident ended the chance for peace and led to years of hostility and war.
Thomas Jefferson High School is dedicated.
City Council today passed an ordinance regulating the use of water in San Antonio. The prolonged drought, growth of the city, greater use of water by military installations and increased air-conditioning were given as reasons for the step.