Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day March 24th

March 24th in 1825 when the Mexican legislature passed the State Colonization Law in Saltillo, aimed at increasing the populations of Coahuila and Texas. This legislation played a key role in shaping the demographics of the region.

On the same day in 1829, Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín was born in Texas. He went on to lead the Mexican Army in a crucial victory over French invasion forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. This battle is now celebrated as Cinco de Mayo in both the U.S. and Mexico, showcasing the historical significance of individuals from Texas.