Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day May 7th

May 7th in 1824, the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas was established following the drafting of a new constitution in Mexico. This was a pivotal moment in Texas history, setting the stage for future developments in the region.

In 1844, the steamship Scioto Belle arrived in Galveston from New Orleans. This vessel played a crucial role in transportation between Galveston and Houston, as well as landings on the Trinity River. During a yellow fever epidemic, the Scioto Belle was converted into a hospital by Dr. John Henry Bowers, showcasing the adaptability and resilience of Texans in the face of adversity.

On this day in 1861, Anna Pennybacker was born in Petersburg, Virginia. She later graduated from the first class of Sam Houston Normal School in Huntsville, TX and went on to write and publish A New History of Texas in 1888. This textbook became a staple in Texas classrooms for forty years, highlighting the importance of education and knowledge in shaping the state’s identity.

Texas Quote: “No important incident took place until 4:30 p.m. At this fatal moment, the bugler on our right signaled the advance of the enemy upon that wing.” – Mexican Colonel Pedro Delgado, April 21, 1836 about the Battle of San Jacinto.

These historical milestones illustrate the diverse and complex tapestry of Texas history, with each event contributing to the state’s unique identity and culture. Stay tuned for more fascinating facts about Texas history in the days to come.