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  • The Great Hurricane

    The Great Hurricane
    The "Great Hurricane," destroys much of Galveston and kills 6,000 people there.
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  • Oil discovered

    Oil discovered
    found by mining engineer Capt. A.F. Lucas at Spindletop near Beaumont catapults Texas into the petroleum age. The term "petroleum" was first used in the treatise De Natura Fossilium, published in 1546 by the German mineralogist Georg Bauer, also known as Georgius Agricola.
  • Mexican Civil War. *

    Mexican Civil War. *
    Mexican civil war spills across the border, as refugees seek safety, combatants seek each other, and Texas settlements are raided for supplies by all sides in the fighting. Pancho Villa and his followers are active along the border during some of this time.
  • James Ferguson

    James Ferguson
    Ferguson was born in Izmir, Turkey, of British parents in 1913. He attended elementary school in Scotland and later settled with his family in Whittier, California. He became a naturalized United States citizen March 28, 1930; graduated from a local high school in 1931, and from Fullerton Junior College in California, in 1934.
  • Women Right To Vote!

    Women Right To Vote!
    During World War I, when women took up jobs in factories to support the war, as well as taking more active roles in the war than in previous wars. On August 26, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution became law, and women could vote in the fall elections, including in the Presidential election.
  • World War I

    World War I
    World War I was a military conflict that lasted from 1914 to 1918 and involved most of the world's great powers,
  • Federal Prohibition

    Federal Prohibition
    Prohibition became increasingly unpopular during the Great Depression, especially in large cities. On March 22, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law an amendment to the Volstead Act known as the Cullen-Harrison Act, allowing the manufacture and sale of certain kinds of alcoholic beverages.On December 5, 1933, the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment repealed the Eighteenth Amendment.
  • D-Towns fair.(:

    D-Towns fair.(:
    Fair Park … A Cultural and Entertainment Center … is a division of the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. Located two miles east of downtown Dallas
  • Texas Tech

    Texas Tech
    Sept. 30 - Texas Tech University begins classes in Lubbock as Texas Technological College. The university offers degrees in more than 150 courses of study through 13 colleges and hosts 60 research centers and institutes. Texas Tech University has awarded over 200,000 degrees since 1927, including over 40,000 graduate and professional degrees. The Carnegie Foundation classifies Texas Tech as having "high research activity".
  • World War 2

    World War 2
    The war is generally considered to have begun on 1 September 1939, with the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and subsequent declarations of war on Germany by France and most of the countries of the British Empire and Commonwealth. World War I radically altered the diplomatic and political situations in Eurasia and Africa with the defeat of the Central Powers, including Austria-Hungary, Germany, and the Ottoman Empire; and the Bolshevik seizure of power in Russia in 1917.
  • explosion in texas city in 1947

    explosion in texas city in 1947
    The French-owned SS Grandcamp, carrying ammonium nitrate, explodes in the Texas City harbor, followed the next morning by the explosion of the SS High Flyer. The disaster kills almost 600 and injures at least 4,000 more. The concussion is felt 75 miles away in Port Arthur, and the force creates a 15-foot tidal wave.
  • University of Texas Medical Branch

    University of Texas Medical Branch
    This University is at Galvestion, Texas. Inside it has 7 hospitals. Since its founding, UTMB has served indigent or poor populaces, such as prisoners, the homeless, and single mothers, including patients with ailments that are very expensive to treat
  • Waco Tornando

    Waco Tornando
    The 1953 Waco tornado outbreak was a tornado outbreak that affected portions of the central United States from May 9–11, 1953. It is most known for the F5 tornado that struck Waco, Texas on May 11, 1953, killing 144 people.According to an old Huaco Native American legend, tornadoes could not touch down in Waco. Most storms in the area travel from west to east and split around the Waco area due to the bluffs around the Brazos River, making tornadoes and extreme weather relatively rare and mild in
  • women gain rights.

    women gain rights.
    A women's consent in marriage was not generally thought to be necessary and women were obliged to submit to the wishes of her parents or husband. Ancient Rome subject all legitimate children, regardless of age or sex to the authority. Women in Ancient Rome when no longer under the control of their Pater Familias could and did contract, work for wages own property, and perform some legal functions.
  • John Tower

    John Tower
    He was born in houston 1898. The senior Towers were living in Atlanta in Cass County in northeast Texas at the time of their deaths. Joe Tower was a Methodist minister. The young John Tower traveled wherever his father pastored
  • Shooting rempage...

    Shooting rempage...
    University of Texas at Austin, killed 14 people and wounded 32 others during a shooting rampage on and around the university's campus. Three were killed inside the University's tower and ten killed from the 29th floor observation deck [1][2][3] of the University's 307 foot administrative building on August 1, 1966; one died a week later from her wounds.
  • Apollo

    Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong transmits the first words from the surface of the moon: "Houston, the Eagle has landed."
  • First Republican Govenor

    First Republican Govenor
    Clements's eight years in office are the most served by any governor prior to current governor Rick Perry who, having taken office upon the resignation of George W. Bush in December 2000, surpassed Governor Clements in Perry's third year of his second term.
  • West Texas Tornando

    West Texas Tornando
    Forty-two people are killed and more than 1,700 injured by a tornado in Wichita Falls. More than 3,000 homes are destroyed and 20,000 people left homeless.
  • No Pass; No Play!

    No Pass; No Play!
    In 1984, Governor White appointed Dallas businessman Ross Perot to head up a commission to study public education reform in Texas. As a result of the study "No Pass No Play" was enacted as part of a series of reforms included in House Bill 72, which was enacted by the Texas Legislature and took effect in 1984 under the direction of then-Governor Mark White.
  • Bush election

    Bush election
    The United States presidential election of 2000 was a contest between Republican candidate George W. Bush, then-governor of Texas and son of former president George H. W. Bush
  • National Republican Convention

    National Republican Convention
    The party was organized to cater to the conservative leanings of some Nigerians, it flourished in the core northern states and Eastern states of Abia and Enugu. However, many felt there was little difference between the party and its competitor, the Social Democratic Party, another government created party. Both parties were under the supervision of the military government and most of its presidential candidates favored a continuation of the Structural Adjustment Programme of the Babangida admin
  • Ann Richards

    Ann Richards
    U.S. politician, former governor of Texas. Born Dorothy Ann Willis on September 1, 1933, in Lakeview, Texas. Known for her sharp wit, strong personality, and liberal political views, Richards fought for women’s and minority rights and worked to bring more women and minorities into power. She showed political promise in high school, excelling in debates.
  • Waco

    • April 19 - Siege that began on Feb. 28 ended, federal agents storm the compound called Mount Carmel near Waco, where cult leader David Koresh and his followers, called Branch Davidians, had reportedly been storing a large cache of assault weapons. The assault and ensuing fire kill four agents and 86 Branch Davidians.
  • President Bush

    President Bush
    Bush is the eldest son of President George H. W. Bush, who served as the 41st President,making him one of only two American presidents to be the son of a preceding president.After graduating from Yale University in 1968, and Harvard Business School in 1975, Bush worked in his family's oil businesses. He married Laura Welch in 1977