Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day March 16th

March 16th in 1758, the Santa Cruz de San Sabá mission was destroyed by the Comanches and their allies, resulting in the death of eight residents and the burning of the mission buildings. In 1836, the Republic of Texas approved a constitution, solidifying its status as an independent nation.

Another significant event occurred in 1861 when Sam Houston resigned as governor in protest against secession. John Wesley Hardin, a notorious outlaw, was pardoned in 1894 and admitted to the bar after serving time for murder. In 1909, Lubbock, TX, was incorporated as a city, further contributing to the growth and development of the state.