Texas Annexed – Today In Southern History

1 March 1845  

On this date in 1845…

President Tyler signed a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas to the United States.

Other Years:

  • 1781 – The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union.
  • 1831 – This was the deadline, according to a Georgia law, for all whites to be out of Cherokee lands.
  • 1836 – Texas delegates met at Washington on the Brazos to consider independence from Mexico.
  • 1875 – The U.S. Congress passed a third Civil Rights Act to guarantee equal access to public accommodations regardless of race or color.
  • 1893 – Nikola Tesla demonstrated his radio for the first time in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1941 – The first FM radio station in the U.S., W47NV, began transmission in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • 1968 – Singer and actress June Carter (38) married country musician Johnny Cash (36) at a Franklin, Kentucky church.
  • 1980 – Snow fell in Florida
  • 1993 – Authorities near Waco, Texas began negotiations with the Branch Davidians.
  • 2007 – Tornadoes swarmed across the southern United States, killing at least 20 people. Eight of the deaths were at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama.

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