Today is Texas Independence Day.On this day in 1836, General Sam Houston Walked into the tent of General Santa Ana who was having a siesta with a couple of his mistresses. General Houston drew his gun and put General Santa Ana under arrest. At that moment Texas won its independence from Mexico and became the Republic of Texas. General Santa Ana survived his captivity. He did get revenge for his humiliation by the gringos. In 1847 he went to New York City. He got involved in a fraudulent stock deal. He and several million dollars went missing. It is assumed that General Santa Ana disappeared into the Mexican country side.