13 October 2017

Texas Constitution Day

13 October 1845 

On this date in 1845...

The newly annexed state of Texas ratified it's first state constitution.

Other Years:
  • 1792 - The cornerstone of the Executive Mansion was laid in Washington, DC, becoming known as the White House in 1818.
  • 1864 - Confederate General John B. Hood's forces seized the Western & Atlantic Railroad above Resaca, Georgia.
  • 1885 – The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) was founded in Atlanta, United States.
  • 1951 - A football with a rubber covering was used for the first time when Georgia Tech beat Louisiana State 25-7 in Atlanta.
  • 1995 - Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida admitted its 500-millionth guest. 

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