Vol 8, No 153
June 1, 1836
Santa Anna boards ship headed home to Vera Cruz
Storm Delays Departure
On June 1, 1836, Santa Anna boarded the Texas Navy schooner "Invincible" in Galveston to be taken to Vera Cruz as terms of a treaty signed at San Jacinto. Santa Anna is gratious to his Texas hosts, and grateful for the kindness shown him. Unrest in Mexico placed doubts that a treaty signed by Santa Anna would have any weight at home. Instead, he was sent to Washington D.C. to lobby for recognition of Texas by the United States. He did not get to Mexico until the following year.
Howard Hughes marries Houston socialite Ella Rice
On this date in 1925, Howard Hughes, future billionare, aviator, and movie producer, married Houston socialite Ella Rice. Their marriage lasted four years.
School Goes 4 year; Now the University of Houston
On this date in 1933, the University of Houston was official formed by changing the college from a two-year junior college to a four-year college.
Plainview Field opens
On this date in 1942, Plainview Field was established at Plainview to train the military's glider pilots.
Mission Tejas near Neches River is Consecrated
On this date in 1690, Mission San Francisco de los Tejas, was formally consecrated. Located deep in the Piney Woods of East Texas, the mission is Texas' first Spanish mission.
Dallas Gets its first Telephone Service
On this date in 1881, just 4 years after the first telephone was installed in Galveston, The Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Company opened a telephone exchange in Dallas, providing telephone service to approximately 40 new subscribers. Three months later, Fort Worth began telephone service, followed by Waco. By the end of 1882, dozens of Texas cities hd their own telephone exchanges.