Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day April 1st

On April 1st in 1813 Spanish governor Santísima Trinidad de Salcedo surrendered San Antonio to Mexican revolutionary José Bernardo Maximiliano Gutiérrez de Lara. This marked a shift in power and control over the city.

Another important event in Texas history was in 1881 when the town of Buda was formally established. The name of the town is believed to have originated from the Spanish word “viuda,” meaning “widow.” This event marks the beginning of the town’s official recognition and establishment.

In 1934, infamous outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow shot two highway patrolmen in Grapevine, TX, adding to the state’s history of crime and lawlessness.

Fast forward to 2001, the U.S. Census Bureau showed the population of Texas to be 20,851,820, making it the second most populous state in the country after California.

In 2014, the late-night talk show CONAN was aired live from Dallas’ Majestic Theater, with guests Seth Rogan and Philip Phillips making appearances.