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5 Fun Facts About October 25 In Texas History

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1. On October 25, 1835, the Battle of Concepción took place in present-day San Antonio, Texas. This was one of the first battles of the Texas Revolution, and the Texian forces were led by James Bowie and James Fannin. The Texans were victorious over the Mexican army, and this battle helped boost morale for the revolt.

2. In 1887, a group of cowboys gathered in Stamford, Texas for the first organized rodeo. This event marked the beginning of modern rodeo, and it quickly gained popularity throughout Texas and the rest of the country.

3. On October 25, 1919, the Texas A&M football team defeated the University of Texas Longhorns in what was dubbed the "Game of the Century." The Aggies won 7-0 in front of a record crowd of 27,000 people in Austin, Texas. This game is still considered one of the greatest in college football history.

4. In 1978, the Alamo City Rollergirls were established in San Antonio, Texas. This all-female roller derby league has since become one of the most popular and competitive leagues in the country, with teams traveling from all over to compete against them.

5. On October 25, 2012, the Texas Rangers played in their second consecutive World Series. They lost to the San Francisco Giants in 2010 and were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011. In 2012, the Rangers faced the Giants again but ultimately lost the series 4-0.
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