Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day March 26th

March 26th in 1875, a group of Mexican raiders attacked Nuecestown, showcasing the turbulent times in the region. Fast forward to 1921, and the cornerstone ceremony for the Majestic Theater in Dallas took place, marking the beginning of a new era for entertainment in the city.

One particularly interesting event in Texas history occurred in 1937, when spinach growers in Crystal City erected a statue of the beloved cartoon character Popeye. This quirky homage to the famous sailor man has become a fun tourist attraction in the area.

In 1948, in Corpus Christi, 700 Mexican-American veterans came together to form the American G.I. Forum, led by the passionate Hector P. Garcia. This civil-rights organization was dedicated to fighting for equal rights for Hispanic Americans, marking an important step towards equality in Texas.

Lastly, in 1945, the battleship Texas played a crucial role in supporting the landings for the battle of Okinawa during World War II.