Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day April 21st

April 21st is a significant day in Texas history, with several notable events occurring on this date throughout the years. One such event took place in 1836 when General Cos arrived at San Jacinto with 500 reinforcement troops for the Mexican army. This was followed by General Sam Houston’s victory over Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto, a battle that lasted only 18 minutes but decided the independence of Texas. Over 700 Mexican soldiers surrendered to the Texian army, with Santa Anna himself being captured the next day.

In 1873, the Texas state legislature repealed the law authorizing the State Police, leading to several members becoming Texas Rangers. In 1888, the Texas State Capitol in Austin opened to the public, despite construction not being complete at the time. The year 1906 saw Frank Hamer enlisting in the Texas Rangers, where he successfully tracked down infamous outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.

Fast forward to 1993, the first episode of the popular TV show “Walker, Texas Ranger” aired on CBS, captivating audiences with its action-packed plot. One interesting fact about Texas involves a quote from Mexican Colonel Pedro Delgado, who described a crucial moment during the Battle of San Jacinto. The quote serves as a reminder of the state’s rich history and the brave individuals who fought for its independence.