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5 Fun Facts About December 1 In Texas History

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1. Adolphus Busch was born on December 1, 1839. He was the co-founder of Anheuser-Busch, and famous for bringing Budweiser beer to the United States in 1876.

2. On December 1, 1865, Texas ratified the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, officially ending slavery in the state. This came more than six months after the amendment was adopted by Congress.

3. The University of Texas at Austin football team won its first-ever national championship on December 1, 1963, defeating Navy 28-6 in the Cotton Bowl.

4. On December 1, 1973, the first Gay Pride parade was held in Texas. It took place in Dallas and was attended by hundreds of people.

5. The Texas state flag that is currently used was officially adopted on December 1, 1933. The design of the flag includes a lone star on a blue background, which represents Texas as an independent republic.
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