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5 Fun Facts About November 14 In Texas History

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1. On November 14, 1832, the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas passed a law establishing a colony of Irish immigrants in Texas. This colony, known as San Patricio, played a significant role in the fight for Texas independence.

2. The University of Texas Longhorns played their first football game on November 14, 1893, against the Dallas Football Club. The Longhorns won 14-0 in what was the first football game ever played in the state of Texas.

3. On November 14, 1908, Lyndon B. Johnson was born in Stonewall, Texas. Johnson would go on to become the 36th President of the United States, and is remembered for his leadership during the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and his efforts to combat poverty.

4. The San Antonio Spurs played their first game in the NBA on November 14, 1976, against the Philadelphia 76ers. Despite losing the game 121-120, the Spurs would go on to win five NBA championships and establish themselves as one of the league's most successful franchises.

5. On November 14, 2012, the Texas State Board of Education approved a controversial set of social studies textbooks. Critics argued that the books presented a biased and inaccurate view of history, particularly regarding issues such as slavery, civil rights, and America's relationship with Mexico. The decision sparked national debate and highlighted ongoing controversies surrounding public education in Texas.
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