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5 Fun Facts About October 11 In Texas History

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1. In 1835, the Battle of Lipantitlán took place near San Patricio, Texas. This was a pivotal battle in the Texas Revolution, as it marked the first time Texian forces had defeated Mexican troops in open combat.

2. On October 11, 1864, a group of Confederates attacked and burned the city of Kingston, Texas, in retaliation for Union forces burning nearby Rome, Georgia. This incident was part of the overall conflict of the Civil War.

3. In 1910, the National Cash Register Company (NCR) opened its flagship Texas branch in Dallas. This branch played a significant role in the company's expansion into the southern United States.

4. On October 11, 1977, Texas native George W. Bush married Laura Welch in Midland, Texas. Bush later became the 43rd President of the United States.

5. In 1991, the Houston Rockets played their first game at their new home court, the Compaq Center. The team went on to win their first NBA Championship just two years later.
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