Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day March 15th

March 15th marks an important day in Texas history, with notable events occurring throughout the years. In 1836, Texas Revolutionary soldier Lewis T. Ayers was captured by Mexican forces led by Gen. José de Urrea, marking the end of the battle of Refugio. Fortunately, he was later freed.

Fast forward to 1866, the Constitutional Convention approved an ordinance to nullify the actions of the Secession Convention, a pivotal moment in Texas history. In 1881, the sale of town lots began in Abilene, TX, with over 300 lots being sold in just two days, officially establishing the town.

In more recent history, in 2002, Andrea Yates received a life sentence for the tragic drowning of her five children on June 20, 2001. A heartbreaking event that shook the state and the nation.