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5 Fun Facts About July 22 In Texas History

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1. In 1824, the Mexican government granted empresario Stephen F. Austin a grant to bring Anglo-American settlers to Texas. Austin would go on to become a key figure in Texas' struggle for independence from Mexico.

2. The first recorded baseball game in Texas was played on July 22, 1867. The game took place in Houston between two clubs known as the "Dickens Base Ball Club" and the "Harrisburg Base Ball Club."

3. On July 22, 1940, the United States Army established a new training center near Abilene, Texas. The base, which was named Camp Barkeley, would become one of the largest military training facilities in the country during World War II.

4. The Houston Astros set a new franchise record on July 22, 2018, hitting 7 home runs in a single game against the Los Angeles Angels. The Astros would go on to win the game 14-5.

5. In 2013, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced that he would not seek re-election for a fourth term. Perry had served as governor of Texas since 2000 and had become one of the state's most influential political figures.
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