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5 Fun Facts About July 13 In Texas History

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1. On July 13, 1836, the Texas Senate approved the Constitution of the Republic of Texas, which established Texas as a sovereign nation separate from Mexico.

2. In 1863, during the American Civil War, the Battle of San Juan Hill took place near Edinburg, Texas. Union forces, led by Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, engaged Confederate troops in a skirmish that resulted in several casualties on both sides.

3. On July 13, 1917, the Camp Bowie Army Base was established in Fort Worth, Texas. The base served as a training ground for thousands of soldiers during both World War I and World War II.

4. In 1978, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame opened its doors in Fort Worth, Texas. The museum celebrates the accomplishments of women in the American West, including ranchers, rodeo stars, and trailblazers.

5. On July 13, 1985, Live Aid, a multi-venue benefit concert for famine relief in Africa, was held simultaneously in London, England and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Musician Willie Nelson organized a satellite event in Austin, Texas, which featured performances by artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and George Strait.
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