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5 Fun Facts About October 13 In Texas History

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1. On October 13, 1835, the Battle of Lipantitlán occurred near San Patricio in South Texas during the Texas Revolution. A group of Texans, led by James Bowie, attacked a Mexican garrison and successfully took control of the fort.

2. In 1873, the Texas State Capitol building was completed and dedicated on October 13th. The building, located in Austin, is one of the largest state capitol buildings in the country and is made from pink granite quarried from nearby Marble Falls.

3. On October 13, 1906, a disastrous fire broke out in downtown Dallas, causing millions of dollars in damage and destroying over 150 buildings. The fire was caused by a gas leak in the basement of a building and spread quickly due to high winds.

4. In 1917, the first game was played at the new Kyle Field stadium at Texas A&M University on October 13th. The stadium, which is still in use today, is named after Edwin Jackson Kyle, who served as the university's athletic director from 1914-1917.

5. On October 13, 1990, the Texas Rangers set a new record for the longest win streak in franchise history, winning their 13th consecutive game. The team went on to win 14 straight games and clinch the American League West Division title that year.
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