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Texas is the only state to have the flags of 6 different nations fly over it. They are: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States, and the United States.

More wool comes from the state of Texas than any other state in the United States.

The state was an independent nation from 1836 to 1845. 50states.com

One custom in Texas and other parts of the American Southwest warmly welcomes Christmas visitors. People cut designs out of the sides of paper bags. Then they put enough sand in the bottom of the bag to hold a candle. They line their walkways with the bags, and light the candles after dark. Guests can easily find their friend's walkway and follow the candles up to the door. worldholidaytraditions.com



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  • 1682 - Ysleta founded first permanent European settlement in Texas

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

  • 1829 - Several groups of Irish immigrants arrived in South Texas


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ txtimeln.htm

  • 1830 - The Mexican government passed a law stopping legal immigration into Texas from the United States except in special cases


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ txtimeln.htm

  • 1836 - The Alamo and Texas Declaration of Independence
    In 1836, a small band of Texans fought the Mexican Army from inside an old mission chapel known as the Alamo. Texans fighting for independence from...Read MORE...


  • 1845 - Texas became the 28th state


  • News 1861 - February 1 - Texas seceded from the Union
    TEXAS GONE OUT. - The Texas State Convention adopted the Ordinance of Secession on the 1st inst. by a vote of 166 to 7. The action of the Convention...Read MORE...


  • 1865 - The Battle of Palmito Ranch fought near Brownsville after the official end of the Civil War,
    as word had not yet reached Texas that the war was over; General Granger traveled to Galveston to announce that slavery had been abolished


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ txtimeln.htm

  • 1869 - A new Texas State constitution adopted


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ txtimeln.htm

  • 1874 - September 28 — Texas–Indian wars: U.S. Army Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie leads his force of 600 men on the successful raid of the last sanctuary of the Kiowa, Comanche and Cheyenne Indian tribes,
    a village inside the Palo Duro Canyon in Texas, and carries out their removal to the designated Indian reservations in Oklahoma.
    www.wikipedia.org

  • News 1886 - August 20 – A massive hurricane demolishes the town of Indianola, Texas.

    www.wikipedia.org
    August 20, 1886

  • 1895 - Texas
    Texas, téx'as (Sp. pron. ta'hās, said to signify "friends" in the Caddo language, and derived immediately from the Tachies, a tribe of Indians whose...Read MORE...


  •  Texas, USA
    Oil Fields, Beaumont, Texas
    Postcard
  •  Texas, USA
    In the Surf, Galveston, Texas
    Postcard
  •  Texas, USA

    (IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1918 - Texas women won the right to vote in elections


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ txtimeln.htm

  •  Texas, USA
    Hotel Herring, Amarillo, Texas
    Postcard
  • News 1937 - March 18 – New London School explosion:
    In the worst school disaster in American history in terms of lives lost, the New London School in New London, Texas, suffers a catastrophic natural...Read MORE...


  • News 1954 - NO SCRAMBLING - Eggs Taken Out Safely During Fire.
    Staff Special to The News.

    IRVING, Texas. - Workmen carted out 28 cases - or 840 dozen - eggs without scrambling a one Tuesday when fire broke out ...Read MORE...


  • News 1967 - September 20 - Hurricane Beulah moved into South Texas, and torrential rains from the hurricane turned the rich agricultural areas of South Texas into a large lake. Hurricane Beulah also spawned a record 115 tornadoes.

    WeatherForYou.com
    September 20, 1967



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(IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois

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  • 1682 - Ysleta founded first permanent European settlement in Texas

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
  • 1829 - Several groups of Irish immigrants arrived in South Texas


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ txtimeln.htm
  • 1830 - The Mexican government passed a law stopping legal immigration into Texas from the United States except in special cases


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ txtimeln.htm
  • 1836 - The Alamo and Texas Declaration of Independence
    In 1836, a small band of Texans fought the Mexican Army from inside an old mission chapel known as the Alamo. Texans fighting for independence from... Read MORE...

  • 1845 - Texas became the 28th state
  • News  1861 - February 1 - Texas seceded from the Union
    TEXAS GONE OUT. - The Texas State Convention adopted the Ordinance of Secession on the 1st inst. by a vote of 166 to 7. The action of the Convention... Read MORE...

  • 1865 - The Battle of Palmito Ranch fought near Brownsville after the official end of the Civil War,
    as word had not yet reached Texas that the war was over; General Granger traveled to Galveston to announce that slavery had been abolished


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ txtimeln.htm
  • 1869 - A new Texas State constitution adopted


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ txtimeln.htm
  • 1874 - September 28 — Texas–Indian wars: U.S. Army Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie leads his force of 600 men on the successful raid of the last sanctuary of the Kiowa, Comanche and Cheyenne Indian tribes,
    a village inside the Palo Duro Canyon in Texas, and carries out their removal to the designated Indian reservations in Oklahoma.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • News  1886 - August 20 – A massive hurricane demolishes the town of Indianola, Texas.

    www.wikipedia.org
    August 20, 1886
  • 1895 - Texas
    Texas, téx'as (Sp. pron. ta'hās, said to signify "friends" in the Caddo language, and derived immediately from the Tachies, a tribe of Indians whose... Read MORE...

  • 1918 - Texas women won the right to vote in elections


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ txtimeln.htm
  • News  1937 - March 18 – New London School explosion:
    In the worst school disaster in American history in terms of lives lost, the New London School in New London, Texas, suffers a catastrophic natural... Read MORE...

  • News  1954 - NO SCRAMBLING - Eggs Taken Out Safely During Fire.
    Staff Special to The News.

    IRVING, Texas. - Workmen carted out 28 cases - or 840 dozen - eggs without scrambling a one Tuesday when fire broke out ... Read MORE...

  • News  1967 - September 20 - Hurricane Beulah moved into South Texas, and torrential rains from the hurricane turned the rich agricultural areas of South Texas into a large lake. Hurricane Beulah also spawned a record 115 tornadoes.

    WeatherForYou.com
    September 20, 1967

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