Exploration and Early Colonization of Texas

1519-1821

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1519

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Pineda maps Texas. Also Ferdinand Magellan set sail to the Spice Islands

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1537

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Cabeza de Vaca reports on Texas. Also the French troops invaded Flanders.

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1682

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Spaniards establish the first Texas mission at Corpus Christi de la Ysleta. Also Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded. 

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1685

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LaSalle establishes Fort St. Louis. King Charles II dies.

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1718

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Founding of San Antonio. France declares war on Spain.

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1731

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East Texas missions are moved to San Antonio. Canary Islanders arrive in San Antonio to start a new life, and leave a grand imprint on Texas.

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1782

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Mission San Jose is completed in San Antonio and other missions are built. The first American commercial bank, The Bank of North America, opens.

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1810

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Father Hidalgos speech encourages Mexicans, Texans, and other to fight for independence



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