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  • The Three Missons of East Texas

    1731 -
    • 3 East Texas missions moved to San Antonio because of economic troubles, and named Nuestra Señora de la Purisima Concepción de Acuna, San Francisco de la Espada and San Juan Capistrano.
    • March 7 - 55e Canary Islanders arrive in San Antonio to establish a civilian settlement, San Fernando de Béxar.
    Aug. 1 - First election held in Texas, voters choose officials of the municipal government of San Fernando.
  • Father Miguel Hidalgo

    Father Miguel Hidalgo
    1810 - Sept. 16 - Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costillo and several hundred of his parishioners seize the prison at Dolores, Mexico, beginning Mexico's struggle for independence from Spain.
  • moses austin dies

    moses austin dies
    1814 - June- Moses Austin dies, his son, Stephen F. Austin, receives authority to continue the colonizing effort.Stephan recived a grant from the mexican goverment and begain colonizing in the region of the Brozos River.mexican officals approved Austins plan to bring 300 familys into his colony
  • Stephan F. Austin recives a grant

    Stephan F. Austin recives a grant
    1823 - Jan. 3 - Stephen F. Austin received a grant from the Mexican government and began colonization in the region of the Brazos River. Mexican officials approve Austin's plan to bring three hundred families into his colony. This group becomes known as the "Old Three Hundred."
  • Mexican Troops Attempt to retrieve a Cannon

    Mexican Troops Attempt to retrieve a Cannon
    • Oct. 2 - Mexican troops attempt to retrieve a cannon that had been given to Gonzales colonists for protection from Indian attack. The skirmish that ensues as Gonzales residents dare the Mexicans to "come and take it" is considered the opening battle of the Texas Revolution.
    • Oct. 10 - Gail Borden begins publishing the newspaper "Telegraph and Texas Register" at San Felipe de Austin.
    • Nov. 1 - A "consultation" convenes at San Felipe; on Nov. 7 the delegates agree to establish a provisional
  • Mexican Govermwnt Stops Legal immigration into Texas

    1830 - April 6 - Mexican government stops legal immigration into Texas from the United States except in special cases. Relations between Anglo settlers and the Mexican government deteriorate.
  • Texas Revolution

    1832 - June 26 - First bloodshed of the Texas Revolution takes place at Velasco when Texans, transporting a cannon from Brazoria to Anahuac, are challenged by Mexican forces at Velasco. The Mexicans surrender on June 29.
  • Texas Declarcation of Independence

    Texas Declarcation of Independence
    • March 2 - Texas Declaration of Independence is adopted at Washington-on-the-Brazos.
    • March 6 - 3-day siege of the Alamo by Mexican troops led by Gen. Antonio López de Santa Anna ends on this day with a battle in which all remaining defenders are killed.
    • March 10 - Sam Houston abandons Gonzales and retreats eastward to avoid the advancing Mexican army. Panicky settlers in the area flee as well in an exodus called the Runaway Scrape.
    • March 27 - About 350 Texan prisoners, including their
  • Treatys of Velasco

    Treatys of Velasco
    • May 14 - Santa Anna and Texas' provisional president David Burnet sign two Treaties of Velasco -- one public, the other secret -- ending the Texas Revolution. The treaties were, however, violated by both sides. Texas' independence was not recognized by Mexico and Texas' boundary was not determined until the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the Mexican War, was signed in 1848.
  • The Voters of the New Republic

    • Sept. 5 - Voters of the new republic choose their first elected officials: Sam Houston becomes president and Lorenzo de Zavala, vice president. The voters also overwhelmingly approve a referendum requesting annexation by the United States. US President Martin Van Buren refuses to consider it, however, citing fear of war with Mexico and constitutional scruples.
  • Baylor University is founded

    Baylor University is founded
    • February 1 - Baylor University is founded.
    • March 1 - US Congress passes a "Joint Resolution for Annexing Texas to the United States."
    • mid-March - The first of many large groups of Germans arrive in Central Texas, settling at New Braunfels.
    • July 4 - The Texas Constitutional Convention votes to accept the United States annexation proposal; it drafts an Annexation Ordinance and State Constitution to submit to the voters of Texas.
    • Oct. 13 - Texas voters overwhelmingly approve annexati
  • The Battle at Palamito Ranch

    The Battle at Palamito Ranch
    • May 13 - The Battle of Palmito Ranch is fought near Brownsville, after the official end of the Civil War, because word of the war's end at Appomattox on April 9 has not yet reached troops in Texas.
  • Salt Mining

    Salt Mining
    1877 - Sept. - The El Paso Salt War is the culmination of a long dispute caused by Anglos' attempts to take over salt-mining rights at the foot of Guadalupe Peak, a traditionally Mexican-American salt source.
  • Canary Islanders

    Canary Islanders
    • March 7 - 55e Canary Islanders arrive in San Antonio to establish a civilian settlement, San Fernando de Béxar.
    Aug. 1 - First election held in Texas, voters choose officials of the municipal government of San Fernando.
  • Mount Carmel

    Mount Carmel
    • 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.
  • Jonh F. Kennedy is assassanated

    Jonh F. Kennedy is assassanated
    22 - President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas; vice president Lyndon B. Johnson succeeds to the office, becoming the 36th US president. President Kennedy was driving in his motorcade when Oswald shot him.It was a sad day for his family.
  • Spanish Goverment & and Moses Austin

    • Texas' first newspaper, Gaceta de Texas, founded by José Alvarez de Toledo in Nacogdoches.
    • Dec. 26 - Spanish government grants Moses Austin permission to establish a colony of Anglo-Americans in the Texas area. When he dies the following June, his son, Stephen F. Austin, receives authority to continue the colonizing effort.