Today in Texas History June 29th

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1832 – In Velasco, Mexican forces surrendered to Texans. On June 26, Texans that were transporting a cannon from Brazoria to Anahuac were challenged by Mexican forces.

1928 – In Houston, the Democratic National Convention concluded. It had started on June 26 and was the first nominating convention to be held in a Southern city since 1860.

1949 – The residents of Dalworthington Gardens petitioned to have their community incorporated as a town. The name Dalworthington Gardens is an admixture of the names of the three cities, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington.

2010 – The Dallas Stars announced that they would not offer Mike Modano a contract for the upcoming season. At the time Modano had not announced his decision about retiring or playing another season in the NHL.

Texas Quote

Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.
– Sam Houston