Today is Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Today in
Texas History

1842 - On Salado Creek, near San Antonio, Texans under Mathew Caldwell defeated a Mexican force under Adrián Woll.

1842 - Fifty-eight Texans under Captain Nicholas Dawson were slaughtered by an army of 500 Mexican irregular cavalrymen and their two cannons.

1848 - Notable Texans, including Sam Houston, gathered at Monument Hill. The military cemetery was used to bury those killed at the Dawson Massacre and other conflicts.

1879 - Andrew "Rube" Foster was born in Calvert, TX. He founded the Negro baseball leagues and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981.

1910 - Crosbyton was chosen as the Crosby County seat.

Texas Quote

Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.
- Sam Houston

More facts about Texas

Sign up for the Weekly Texas History Newsletter here.

Like this topic here!

Tomorrow in Texas History.