Today in Southern History: Texaco

7 April 1901  

On this date in 1901…

Texas Fuel Company, now Known as Texaco, was formed in Beaumont, Texas.

Other Years:

  • 1798 – Mississippi became a U.S. Territory.
  • 1862 – The Battle of Island #10, Missouri.
  • 1862 – Second Day of the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee results in a Confederate withdrawal.
  • 1984 – Representatives of the Eastern and Western Cherokee Nations held their first official meeting since the 1800’s.

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