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  • Apr 13, 1492


    On August 3, 1492 Christopher Colombus set sail for the Indes
  • Period: Aug 3, 1492 to


  • Oct 12, 1492

    Colombus landed

    Colombus landed
    On October 12, 1492 land was sighted ( colombus stepped foot on an island they believed to be the Indes in Southeast Asia)
  • Jan 1, 1519

    Maping the coastline

    Maping the coastline
    In the year of 1519 the Spanish Gov. of Jamaica sent a fleet of ships under the leadership of Alonso Alvarez de Pineda. His mission was to map the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico and established a Spanish colony.
  • Jan 1, 1520

    Crossing the Texas Panhandle

    Crossing the Texas Panhandle
    Francisco vazquez de Coronado crosses the Texas Panhandle in search of the seven cities of Cibola.
  • First Thnksgiving

    First Thnksgiving
    April 30, 1598, Thanksgiving is held near present day El Paso by Juan de onate, the members of his expedition and natives of the region.
  • First Spanish Mission

    First Spanish Mission
    1682 first spanish mission Corpus Chrishti de la Ysleta ( a few miles from El Paso)
  • First mission under construction

    First mission under construction
    On May 1690 the first East Texas mission was under construction, San Francisco de los Tejas, near present day Weches, Houston Co.. The mission was closed in 1693
  • San Antoio mission

    San Antoio mission
    On May 1, 1718 San Antonio de Valero mission, known as the Alamo was the chapel, is founded in San Antonio
  • First election

    August 1, 1731 the first election was held in Texas, voters choose official of the municipal government of San Fernando
  • Father Miguel

    Father Miguel
    On September 16,1810 Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costillo and several hundred of his parishioners seize the presonate Dolores, Mexico, begginning Mexico's struggle for independence from spain
  • Moses Austin

    Moses Austin
    In December 26, 1813 Spanish gov. grants Moses Austin permission to establish a colony of Anglo Americans in Texas area. When he dies the following june, his son, Stephen F. Austin, recieves authority to continue the colonizing effort
  • Independence

    On August 24, 1821 Mexico gains independence from Spain
  • First birth

    First birth
    On October 13, 1821 Jane Long gives birth to the first Anglo American child born in Texas, a girl named mary James
  • Stephen F. Austin

    Stephen F. Austin
    On Janurary 3,1823 Stephen f. Austin recieved a grant from the Mexican gov. and began colonization in the region of the Brazos River. Mexican officials approve Austin's plan to bring 300 families into his colony. This group becomes known as the "Old three Hundred"
  • Constitution of 1824

    Constitution of 1824
    In mid- 1824 Constitution of 1824 gave Mexico a republican form of government. It failed to define the rights of the states within the republican, including Texas
  • Irish immigrants

    Irish immigrants
    On October 1829 first of several large groups of Irish immigrants arrive to settle in South Texas
  • mexican gov.

  • New state Constitution

  • New State Constitution

    New State Constitution
    tX voters approve a new state constitution.
  • TX Readdmission

    TX Readdmission
    President Grant signs the act readdmitting TX to Congressional representation. Edmund J. Davis becomes the first Republican gov. of TX.
  • Richard coke

    Richard coke
    Inauguration of Democrat Richard coke as gov. marks the end of Reconsturction in TX.
  • State Consititution

    State Consititution
    On February 15, Texas has had seven constitutions: the constitution of Coahuila y Tejas, the 1836 Constitution of the Republic of Texas, the state constitutions of 1845, 1861, 1866, and 1869, and the current constitution, which took effect on February 15, 1876.
    The current 1876 Constitution is one of the longest state constitutions in the United States. Since its initial adoption, as of November 2009 a total of 643 amendments have been proposed, of whi1876 present state constitution is adopted.
  • Texas A&M

    Texas A&M
    The Argriculture and Mechanical College, late Texas A&M University, opens at College Station , becoming the first public institution of higher learnig in the state.
  • State Capital

    State Capital
    On May 16, 1888 present state capitol is located in Austin, Texas and is the fourth building in Austin to serve as the seat of Texas government. It houses the chambers of the Texas Legislature and the office of the governor of Texas. It was originally designed in 1881 by architect Elijah E. Myers,
  • Discovering Oil

    Discovering Oil
    On June 9, 1894 oil is discovred in Corsicana; a commercial field opens in 1896, becoming the first small step in TX 's rise as a major oil producer.
  • president J.F.K.

    president J.F.K.
    On November 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas;Vice JPresident Lyndon B. Johnson succeeds to the office, becoming the 36th U.S. president.
  • Civil Rights

    Civil Rights
    In 1964 CIvil Rights Act was passed, which allowed greater protection of the right to vote for blacks
  • Former President

    Former President
    In 2000 former Texas Gov. George W. Bush elected President of the U.S. Bush is the eldest son of George W. H. Bush who served as the 41st president. After graduating from Yale University in 1968 and Harvard Bussiness School in 1975, Bush worked in his family's oil bussiness.