Texas Milestones

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  • Period: Jan 1, 1500 to


  • Nov 5, 1528

    Cabeza de Vaca

    Cabeza de Vaca shiprecked on galveston island and traveled through texas to mexico
  • Apr 20, 1540


    Francisco vasquez de Coronado lead an expidition into southwestern united states and across northern texas
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  • La Salle

    Robert Cavelier, Sieur de LaSalle established Fort St. Louis at matagorda bay
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  • Austin grant

    Moses Austin recieved a grant from the mexican government to begin colinization in the region of the brazos river
  • Mexican Independence

    The constituition of 1824 gave Mexico a republican form of government.
  • Austin imprisoned

    Stephen F. Austin was a reluctant revolutionary and was imprisoned by mexicans.
  • Battle at Gonzales

    It was when the Texans pushed back mexican cavalry, the first battle of the Revolution!
  • Battle of Alamo

    The Mexicans launched an assault on the Alamo, all defenders were killed.
  • Runaway scrape begins

    The texans pack their valuables and travel north-east to escape santa anna.
  • massacre at Goliad

    The Mexicans win the Battle of Goliad and over 400 prisoners executed.
  • Battle of san jacinto

    Texans under Sam Houston routed the mexican forces at The Battle of San Jacinto
  • Texas joins the United States

    On december 29th 1845, U.S. president James Polk made Texas the 28th state of the United States of America!
  • Texas secedes and joins the confederacy

    After other states followed South Carolina's example and seceded from the north, texas eventually did likewise.
  • Battle of Galveston-the Bayou City

    When Texans took back Galveston island in the Civil War