Spanish missionaries were the first European settlers in Texas, beginning San Antonio in 1718. Hostile populace and separation from other Spanish colonies kept Texas sparingly populated awaiting following the Revolutionary War and the War of Mexican self-government, when the newly recognized Mexican government began to allow settlers from the U.S. to maintain land there.
During Texas’ war for autonomy from Mexico, a group of 200 volunteers who were defensive the fort and previous Franciscan assignment recognized as the Alamo near San Antonio was assault by a much superior force of Mexican troops.
The blockade, which had begun on February 23, 1836, lasted for 13 days before the Mexican forces broke during the square and annihilated most of the Texans, counting famed frontiersman and previous congressman from Tennessee, Davy Crockett.
On September 8, 1900, Category 4 twisters with winds up to 130 miles per hour pound Galveston, Texas, killing more than 8,000 people and devastate the once-thriving city. It remainders the deadliest natural tragedy in United States history.
While roaming through Dallas in an open flexible on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. Two hours later, Vice President Lyndon Johnson was confirmed in as the 36th president of the United States on board Air Force One while stationed at Dallas Love Field airfield.