Mr. M Jesus Martinez

  • Texas and Mexico

    Relations between the Texans and Mexico reached a new low when Mexico forbid further emigration into Texas by settlers from the United States.
  • Siege and Battle of the Alamo

    Over the following two weeks, the Mexican forces continually strengthened to over 2000 troops. During the same period, a few reinforcements for the Texans answered Travis' famous Appeal for Aid and managed to penetrate enemy lines and enter the Alamo grounds, bringing the total strength of the defenders to about 189 men.
  • Sam Houston abandoned Gonzales

    Sam Houston abandoned Gonzales in a general retreat eastward to avoid the invading Mexican army.
  • Texas was annez the 28th state

    U. S. President James Polk followed through on a campaign platform promising to annex Texas, and signed legislation making Texas the 28th state of the United States.
  • Gandsden Purchase

    The Gadsden Purchase ends disputes over the southern border of the United States.
  • William S. Coffey

    William S. Coffey was appointed as Greenhill's first U. S. Postmaster. Greenhill is 11 miles North of M. Pleasant.
  • David L. Hall

    David L. Hall was appointed as Cookville's first U. S. Posmaster
  • railroads

    Based on a campaign platform calling for the regulation of railroads and big business, James Hogg took office as the first native-born governor of Texas
  • the great storm

    The "Great Storm," (hurricane) the greatest natural disaster in human terms ever to strike North America, destroyed much of Galveston and killed over 6,000 people
  • black gold

    10 January 1901 -- The discovery of "black gold" at the Spindletop oil field near Beaumont launched Texas into a century of oil exploration, electronics, and manned space travel.
  • Wright brothers flight

    The first military air flight in a Wright brothers' plane took place in San Antonio
  • overthrow saddam

    Bush Declares Need to Overthrow Saddam Hussein