1836 - The convention drafted the Texas Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the Republic of Texas, organized the ad interim government, and named Sam Houston commander-in-chief of the republic's military forces.
1837 - The United States sent a "diplomatic agent," Alcée Louis La Branche, as chargé d'affaires to the Republic of Texas.
1845 - The U.S. Congress passed a "Joint Resolution for Annexing Texas to the United States. The resolution was then signed by U.S. President Tyler.
1861 - Texas was accepted as a state by the provisional government of the Confederate States of America. Texas' secession from the Union was not official until the next day.
1861 - In Texas, Butterfield Overland Mail ended its mail and passenger services. It carried mail and passengers between St. Louis, Memphis and San Francisco.
1978 - The Nature Conservancy bought Enchanted Rock for $1.3 million. The granite dome near the Gillespie-Llano county line rises 1,825 feet about mean sea level. The private buyer deeded the property to Texas six days later. The site opened as Enchanted Rock State Park in March 1984.
1981 - The San Antonio Museum of Art opened to the public.
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