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5 Fun Facts About May 6 In Texas History

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1. In 1836, the Battle of Goliad took place in Texas, leading to Mexican General Santa Anna's massacre of over 300 Texan prisoners of war.

2. On May 6, 1937, the Hindenburg disaster happened in New Jersey, but its impact was felt in Texas as it marked the end of airship travel to the state.

3. In 1954, Lyndon B. Johnson was elected to the Senate in a special election held on May 6 following the death of Senator W. Lee O'Daniel.

4. May 6 is also celebrated as "Molasses Barons' Day" in honor of the legacy of John M. Clayton, who founded Southwestern Molasses Company in 1896.

5. In 1949, the University of Texas System was established on May 6, bringing together various institutions under a single governing body.
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