Texas Milestones

By 9714MAO
  • Period: Jan 1, 1500 to


  • Nov 5, 1528

    Cabeza de Vaca

    Cabeza de Vaca was shipwrecked in Galveston Island, while it was on its way to trade in Mexico.
  • Apr 20, 1540


    Francisco Vasques de Cornado, was leading an exibition to find the faded sevon cities of Cibalo.
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  • La Salle

    Robert Cavieler, Sieur de La Salle established Fort St. Louis at Matagorda Bay.
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  • Austin Grant

    Stephen F. Austin established the fleading Texas community on the lower reaches of Colorado and the Brazos River.
  • Mexican Independence

    Stephen F. Austin received a grant from the Mexican Govornment and began colonizing in the region of the Brazos River.
  • Austin Imprisoned

    when they founded the new costitution, the colonial leaders told Austin to travel to Mexico and Tell the president their new demands, but Santa Anna refused and had him thrown in jail.
  • Battle at Gonzales

    The revilution began with a battle in Mexico called The Battle of Gonzales.
  • Battle of Alamo

    texans were overwhelmed my the Mexican army after a two weeks sege at the Battle of Th Alamo.
  • Runaway Scrape begins

    Santa Anna and the Mexican armies swept from San Antonio , vertually unopposed.
  • Massacre at Goliad

    Almost 400 Texans were exicuted by Mexicans under the order of Santa Anna.
  • Battle of San Jacinto

    Texans under Sam Houston routed the Mexican forces of Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto. Thus, independence was won in one of the most decisive battles in history.
  • Texas joins the U.S.

    President James Folk sighned legislation, making Texas the twenty-eighth state of the U.S.
  • Texas secedes and joins the Confederacy

    Texas seceded from the Fediral Union with a 171- vote twards secestion, six people were agenst it including Sam Houston.
  • Battle of Galveston- the Bayou City

    After sevral weeks of Federal occupation, the Battle of Galveston restored the to Texas for the rest of the Civil War.