Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day May 22

On May 22nd, there have been many significant events, such as the inaugural concert of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the dedication of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, and the announcement of the 2011 Super Bowl to be held in Arlington, TX.

One of the oldest events of May 22nd took place in 1900, where Turner Hall hosted the inaugural concert of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Under the direction of Hans Kreissig, the orchestra played their first official concert to an audience in Dallas.

Fast forward to 1953, and one of the most significant events of Texas history occurred. U.S. President Eisenhower signed the Tidelands Bill, granting Texas the right to offshore oil reserves. This bill was critical in creating a new economic boom in the state, as Texas became a massive producer of oil and gas.

Lyndon Baines Johnson, one of the most prominent Texans, has his library and museum dedicated to him in 1971. The museum was built on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his bachelor’s degree.

Moving forward to more recent events, in 2007, the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX was announced as the location for the 2011 Super Bowl. This was a big deal for the NFL, as the stadium has a retractable roof and is one of the most technologically advanced sporting venues in the world.

More events that helped to shape and define the culture and economy of Texas today.