Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day March 8th

March 8th in 1798, Mathew Caldwell, who later became known as the “Paul Revere of the Texas Revolution,” was born in Kentucky. Caldwell settled in Dewitt County, Texas, in 1831 and played a crucial role in calling men to arms before the battle of Gonzales in October 1835. He also signed the Texas Declaration of Independence, solidifying his place in the history of the Lone Star State.

In 1836, James W. Fannin raised a flag in Goliad with the words “Liberty or Death,” showcasing the dedication and resolve of Texans during the tumultuous times of the Texas Revolution.

More recently, in 2010, Forbes Magazine described Texas as the “poster child for economic recovery” following the nationwide recession, highlighting the state’s resilience and strength in the face of economic challenges.

On this day in 2014, the Dallas Stars retired Mike Modano’s #9 in honor of his contributions to the team, further cementing his legacy in the world of hockey.