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5 Fun Facts About December 2 In Texas History

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1. Texas became the 28th state - On December 2, 1845, President James K. Polk signed a bill annexing Texas as the 28th state of the United States.

2. First radio broadcast in Texas - On December 2, 1920, radio station WBAP in Fort Worth aired the first live radio broadcast in Texas. The program was a concert of classical music by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

3. First oil well in West Texas - On December 2, 1923, the Santa Rita No. 1 well was completed near Big Lake, Texas, marking the discovery of oil in West Texas. The well produced more than 11,000 barrels of oil per day and sparked a major oil boom in the region.

4. HemisFair '68 lawsuit settled - On December 2, 1971, a lawsuit was settled over the allocation of funds from the 1968 San Antonio HemisFair World's Fair. The settlement resulted in the creation of the HemisFair Park Campus of the Alamo Community College District.

5. Texas Tech coach achieves 200th win - On December 2, 2006, Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach achieved his 200th career coaching win with a victory over the Baylor Bears. Leach led Texas Tech to 10 bowl games during his tenure and is regarded as one of the most innovative coaches in college football history.
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