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5 Fun Facts About September 29 In Texas History

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1. In 1845, Texas was officially admitted as the 28th state of the United States on September 29th. This was a historic moment in Texas history and marked the end of the state's nine-year fight for statehood.

2. In 1902, the Spindletop oil field, one of the largest oil reserves ever discovered, was discovered near Beaumont, Texas on September 29th. The discovery of this oil field transformed Texas into an oil-rich state and greatly impacted the state's economy.

3. In 1877, the state of Texas established Prairie View A&M University, one of the first historically black colleges and universities in the state. The school was founded on September 29th and has played a significant role in providing higher education opportunities to African American students in Texas.

4. In 1979, Hurricane Claudette struck the Texas coast on September 29th, causing extensive damage and flooding in many coastal communities. The hurricane was one of the most powerful storms to hit Texas in decades and resulted in the deaths of several people.

5. In 2015, the Texas Rangers won the American League West Division title on September 29th, securing their spot in the MLB playoffs. This was the Rangers' seventh division title in team history and marked a significant achievement for the team and its fans.
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