Tuesday, February 22, 2011

February 22 in San Antonio history...

1836
Santa Anna's advance troops arrive in San Antonio.

1868
J. S. Friend advertises for two children stolen by Indians in Llano County. [Melinda Ann Caudle and Lee Temple Friend, who were abducted on Feb. 5.]

1910
Louis Paulhan, "King of the Air," flew his aeroplane over the city today.  He attained an altitude of 2,500 feet flying from Kirby to San Antonio and return, a distance of 18 miles in 21 minutes.
[This was the first airplane flight in Texas.  Benjamin Foulois made the second, and the first military flight, on March 2, 1910]

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