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    Texas History

  • 1947 Texas Grandcamp.

    1947 Texas Grandcamp.
    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.
  • 1948 when Lydon B. Johnson wins against Coke Stevenson.

    1948 when Lydon B. Johnson wins against Coke Stevenson.
    Lyndon B. Johnson beats Coke Stevenson in the US Senate race by 87 votes. The winning margin in the disputed primary is registered in Ballot Box No. 13 in Jim Wells County.
  • 1949 when the texas medical branch in Galvestin admits its first black student.

    1949 when the texas medical branch in Galvestin admits its first black student.
    The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston admits its first black student
  • 1950 when the supreme court oders racial intergation.

    1950 when the supreme court oders racial intergation.
    The US Supreme Court orders racial integration of The University of Texas law school.
  • 1953 when Dwight became the first texas born president.

    1953 when Dwight became the first texas born president.
    Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the first Texas-born President of the United States.
  • 1954 the first women jurie in texas.

    1954 the first women jurie in texas.
    Texas women gain the right to serve on juries.
  • 1958 when the curcuit was invented by Jack Kilby.

    1958 when the curcuit was invented by Jack Kilby.
    • Integrated circuit, developed by Jack Kilby at Texas Instruments, Dallas, is successfully tested, ushering in the semiconductor and electronics age.
  • 1961 when john tower won the election for the US senate .

    1961 when john tower won the election for the US senate .
    John Tower wins special election for US Senate, becoming the first Republican senator from Texas since Reconstruction.
  • 1962 when the space center opened the manned space center in houston.

    1962 when the space center opened the manned space center in houston.
    NASA opens the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston. The center moves to a new campus-like building complex in 1964. It is renamed Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center on Aug. 17.
  • 1963 when president John F. Kennedy was assasinated.

    1963 when president John F. Kennedy was assasinated.
    • President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas; vice president Lyndon B. Johnson succeeds to the office, becoming the 36th US president.
  • 1966 when the pole tax was replaced.

    1966 when the pole tax was replaced.
    The poll tax is repealed as a requirement for voting in all elections by amendment of the Texas Constitution.
  • 1967 when the maldef was incorperated in texas.

    1967 when the maldef was incorperated in texas.
    Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is incorporated in Texas; its first national office is in San Antonio
  • 1969 when Neil Armstrong transmitted the first words from the surface of the moon.

    1969 when Neil Armstrong transmitted the first words from the surface of the moon.
    Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong transmits the first words from the surface of the moon: "Houston, the Eagle has landed."
  • 1971 when the securities exchanged commission.

    1971 when the securities exchanged commission.
    Securities and Exchange Commission investigates illegal manipulation of stock transactions involving Frank Sharp and his Sharpstown State Bank of Houston.
  • 1972 when the sharpstown results came in from the conventoin.

    1972 when the sharpstown results came in from the conventoin.
    The Sharpstown Scandal results in the conviction of House speaker Gus Mutscher and two associates for conspiracy and bribery.
  • 1974 When the constitutional convention met the attempt.

    1974   When the constitutional convention met the attempt.
    Constitutional Convention meets to attempt to write a new state constitution. However, the delegates, comprising the membership of the 63rd Legislature, become mired in divisive politics, and the convention adjourns on July 30, 1974, without a document.
  • 1978 William Clemiet's first attempt of reconstruction.

    1978 William Clemiet's first attempt of reconstruction.
    William Clements becomes the first Republican governor of Texas since Reconstruction
  • 1979 The tornado that cost 400 million dollars in damage.

    1979 The tornado that cost 400 million dollars in damage.
    Several tornadoes kill 53 in West Texas, including 42 in Wichita Falls, and cause $400 million in damages.
  • 1984 The No-pass-no-play.

    1984 The No-pass-no-play.
    The no-pass-no-play rule is part of an education-reform package enacted by the Texas Legislature.
  • 1985 The fedral home loan bank board suspends.

    1985 The fedral home loan bank board suspends.
    Federal Home Loan Bank Board suspends deposit insurance For Texas savings-and-loan companies applying for state charters. Three years later, after uncovering widespread insider abuse at Texas lending institutions, federal regulators announce bail-out plans for many Texas thrifts and begin prosecution of S&L officials.
  • 1988 Houstonian George bush.

    1988 Houstonian George bush.
    Houstonian George Bush is elected president of the United States
  • 1990

    1990
    Democrat Ann Richards becomes the first woman governor of Texas in her own right.
  • 1993

    1993
    • - 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.
  • 1993

    1993
  • 2000

    2000
    Former Texas Gov. George W. Bush elected President of the United States.