Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day February 25th

February 25th dating back to the 18th century. One notable event was the formal establishment of the San Ildefonso Mission in 1749 by Spanish colonists along the San Gabriel River near Rockdale.

Another major event that took place on this day was in 1989 when Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, made the controversial decision to fire head coach Tom Landry, who had been with the team for 29 years. This decision caused a stir in the football world and marked the end of an era for the Cowboys.

In 1999, William King was sentenced to death for the racial murder of James Byrd Jr in Jasper, TX. This tragic event highlighted the ongoing issue of racial violence in Texas and led to the conviction of two other men who were involved in the heinous crime.