Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day March 5th

Today, March 5, marks an important day in Texas history with several significant events taking place throughout the years.

One of the notable events took place in 1842 when a Mexican force led by Rafael Vasquez invaded Texas with over 500 men. This invasion was the first since the revolution and resulted in the brief occupation of San Antonio before the Mexican force retreated back to the Rio Grande.

Fast forward to 1861, the Secession Convention in Texas approved an ordinance that accepted Confederate statehood, further shaping the state’s history during a tumultuous time in the nation.

On a lighter note, in 1934, the first Mother’s-In-Law Day was celebrated in Amarillo, TX, adding a touch of humor and appreciation for all the mothers-in-law out there.