Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day March 21st

March 21st in 1801, Philip Nolan, a mustanger and filibuster, met his demise at the hands of Mexican troops during an expedition into Texas to acquire horses. This event highlighted the turbulent times in the region during the early 19th century.

In 1836, President David G. Burnet and his cabinet departed from the plantation home of Jared E. Groce. The home had served as the capital of the Republic of Texas for three days as they retreated from Washington-on-the-Brazos to Harrisburg. This marked a pivotal moment in Texas history during the fight for independence.

In 1989, Randall Dale Adams was released from a Texas prison after his conviction for killing a police officer was overturned. The documentary “The Thin Blue Line” played a key role in challenging the evidence of his conviction, shedding light on issues within the criminal justice system.

These events, along with the statement made by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot regarding the federal health care legislation in 2010, demonstrate the state’s commitment to upholding individual liberties and challenging unconstitutional mandates.