Texas

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Date of Statehood: December 29, 1845

Capital: Austin

Population: 25,145,561 (2010)

Size: 268,597 square miles

Nickname(s): Lone Star State

Motto: Friendship

Tree: Pecan

Flower: Bluebonnet

Bird: Mockingbird

Texas Timeline
  • 1519 - Spanish explorer Alonso Alvarez de Pineda maps the coastline of Texas.
  • 1528 - Cabeza de Vaca is shipwrecked off the coast of Texas.
  • 1685 - The French establish Fort St. Louis and lay claim to Texas.
  • 1718 - San Antonio is established as a Spanish mission.
  • 1821 - Mexico gains independence from Spain. Texas is a part of Mexico.
  • 1825 - Samuel Houston founds a colony of settlers.
  • 1836 - The Battle of the Alamo occurs. The independent Republic of Texas is declared.
  • 1845 - The U.S. Congress admits Texas as the 28th state.
  • 1846 to 1848 - The Mexican-American War is fought over the borders between Texas and Mexico.
  • 1861 - Texas secedes from the Union and joins the Confederacy.
  • 1870 - Texas is readmitted to the Union.
  • 1900 - Galveston is hit by a hurricane killing thousands of people.
  • 1901 - Oil is discovered and the oil boom begins.
  • 1963 - President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas.

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