Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day April 25th

April 25th in 1838, when the United States and the Republic of Texas signed the Convention of Limits, recognizing Texas’s claims to disputed territory in Red River County. This agreement also established the eastern boundary of Texas as the west bank of the Sabine River. Just a few years later, in 1846, the Mexican-American War erupted over disputes regarding Texas boundaries, ultimately fixing Texas’s southern boundary at the Rio Grande River.

In more recent history, in 2002, U.S. President George W. Bush and Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah met in Crawford, TX. Then, in 2013, the George W. Bush Presidential Center was dedicated on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. That same year, U.S. President Barack Obama visited West, TX, following a devastating fertilizer plant explosion.