For our non-Texas friends, and even for those who live here but don’t know this (you know who you are), today is the day the Texas Revolution ended and Texas was granted independence from Mexico.
April 21st was the Battle of San Jacinto whereby the Texians routed the Mexican, who apparently thought it was ok to sleep during the battle. Today, in 1836, General Santa Anna was captured and granted Texas its independence. If you haven’t been to the park, its just east of Houston, why not? The monument is cool and you can tour the Battleship Texas! What’s not to like?
I know, I know, not SF. But at least all that crap I learned from the @#%^&#$ 8lb. Texas History book in school came in useful!