Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day May 1st

On May 1st, various key events occurred that shaped the state’s identity.

Back in 1718, the San Antonio de Valero mission was founded in San Antonio, with the iconic Alamo serving as the chapel for the mission. Fast forward to 1898, Mobeetie, TX, was devastated by a cyclone, showcasing the state’s vulnerability to natural disasters.

In more recent history, on May 1st, 1948, the statue “Mustangs” was dedicated in front of the Texas Memorial Museum, adding to the state’s vibrant cultural landscape. In 1980, the Dallas Mavericks joined the National Basketball Association as the 23rd team, bringing professional sports excitement to the state.

One of the most memorable events in Texas sports history occurred on May 1st, 1991, when Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers pitched his 7th no-hitter, solidifying his place in baseball lore. Moving to more recent times, on May 1st, 2013, the George W. Bush Presidential Center opened to the public in Dallas, TX, adding to the state’s political significance.