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Texas History

1835 - The first Texas Navy was established when the General Council authorized the purchase of four schooners. In June 1846 the Texas Navy ships were transferred to the United States Navy.

1837 - The first steamship line of Texas, Morgan Lines, made its inaugural voyage to Galveston from New Orleans.

1842 - Alexander Somervell's expedition left San Antonio. They captured Laredo on December 8.

1850 - Texas relinquished one-third of its territory in exchange for $10 million from the U.S. to pay its public debts and settle border disputes.

1921 - The first play-by-play broadcast of a football game was aired in College Station, TX, via an amateur radio station. The game was between the University of Texas and Texas A&M in Austin.

1954 - Elvis Presley played at the Paladium Club in Houston, TX.

1955 - In Port Arthur, TX, Elvis Presley gave his first performance after signing with RCA.

Texas Quote

Much blood has been shed; but the battle is over: it was but a small affair.
- Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna after the fall of the Alamo

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