Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day February 2nd

February 2nd in 1802, Blas María Herrera, known as the “Paul Revere” of the Texas Revolution, was born in San Antonio. He played a crucial role in warning Texian forces of the advance of Santa Anna’s troops, ultimately aiding in the fight for Texas’ independence.

In 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed, ending the War with Mexico and specifying the location of the international boundary. The treaty turned over portions of land to the U.S., including Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, California, and parts of Colorado and Wyoming. This treaty had a significant impact on the expansion and development of Texas as a state.

In 1856, the Texas legislature granted Dallas a town charter, marking a pivotal moment in the city’s history and development.

In 1949, renowned golfer Ben Hogan was seriously injured in an auto accident in Van Horn, TX. This event shocked the sports world and had a lasting impact on Hogan’s career.

In 2015, RadioShack was delisted from the New York Stock Exchange due to its average market capitalization remaining below $50 million for over 30 consecutive days, marking a significant moment in the decline of the once-popular electronics retailer.