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5 Fun Facts About May 29 In Texas History

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1. In 1848, the first Texas State Convention was held in Austin. The convention was called to consider the possibility of Texas entering the Union as a state. Delegates from across Texas attended the convention, and after much discussion, a new state constitution was drafted and approved. Texas officially became the 28th state in the United States on December 29th of that year.

2. In 1917, a deadly tornado struck Cleburne, Texas, killing 23 people and injuring hundreds more. The tornado was one of the deadliest in Texas history and caused extensive damage to homes, businesses, and other buildings in the area.

3. In 1949, Texas A&M University made history by becoming the first college in the United States to offer a degree in nuclear engineering. The program was designed to meet the growing demand for experts in nuclear energy and technology, and it continues to be one of the top nuclear engineering programs in the country today.

4. In 1979, the first Six Flags Over Texas amusement park opened in Arlington. The park was the first of the Six Flags chain, and it quickly became a popular destination for families and thrill-seekers from across the state and beyond. Today, Six Flags Over Texas remains one of the largest and most popular amusement parks in the country.

5. In 2015, severe flooding in parts of Texas caused widespread damage and disruption. The flooding was caused by heavy rains that fell over several days, and it forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes. The flooding also caused power outages, road closures, and other problems, and it took several weeks for the affected areas to fully recover.
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