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5 Fun Facts About November 7 In Texas History

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1. On November 7, 1835, the Texas Consultation, a provisional government established by Texans in response to growing tensions with Mexican authorities, began in San Felipe de Austin.

2. The Battle of Nueces, one of the last battles of the Civil War, took place on November 7, 1862. Confederate forces clashed with Union soldiers in a short-lived but bloody encounter.

3. November 7, 1916, saw the formation of the Texas State Teachers Association, which remains one of the state's strongest education advocacy groups.

4. In 1962, Texas elects its first African American state senator, Barbara Jordan, who would go on to become a prominent civil rights leader and a three-term congresswoman.

5. On November 7, 2017, 26 people were killed and 20 others were injured in a mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, making it one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.
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