02 March 2010

History Lesson

For those who traffic this site frequently (ok, all three of you), you might surmise I tend to recall history (when the brain is functioning properly) on occasion.

Today, 2 March, is officially Texas Independance Day!

On 2 March 1836, Texicans met at Washington-on-the-Brazos and declared their independance from Mexico and officially established the Republic of Texas. It is from those meager beginnings sprang such great things (the Alamo, Lone Star Beer, Spindletop, NASA, The Astrodome, the Dallas Cowboys, DALLAS, Enron).
History is cool. One must learn from the the past in order not to repeat the same mistakes.


Rock Chef said...

Now as a cynical outsider, I would say that Texas lost its independence after the Civil War! I mean, they joined the Union under the promise that they could leave if they wanted to, but when they tried to leave it caused a war!

terri said...

Oh, it's TEXAS Independence Day! Thank God. I thought I'd overslept and woke up in July.

Well, happy Independence Day, Texas! Woot! Woot!

meleah rebeccah said...

Go Texas!

Oh, and, FYI, on March 2nd, back in 1904, Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. And by Theodor Seuss Geisel I really mean Dr. Seuss!