Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day April 2nd

Today, April 2nd, marks an important date in Texas history with various events occurring throughout the years. In 1689, Spanish General Alonso de León’s expedition discovered the remains of Fort St. Louis in East Texas. Fast forward to 1875, a party of Mexican raiders attacked Roma. In 1932, the passing of William Pickett, a native of Travis County, who was the first black honoree in the National Rodeo Hall of Fame.

More recent events include Alex Rodriguez of the Texas Rangers becoming the youngest player to hit 300 homeruns in 2003, breaking Jimmie Foxx’s record by 79 days. In 2010, Mike Madano of the Dallas Stars achieved his 800th and 801st assists. To top it off, in 2014, the show CONAN was aired live from Dallas’ Majestic Theater with guests Simon Helberg and the Eli Young Band.