What Happened?

Between 1519 - 1810

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1519

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Pineda maps Texas and Cortez leaves Mexico.

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1537

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Cabeza de Vaca reports on Texas and Spanish conquistador Pedro de Mendoza dies.

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1682

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Spaniards establish the first Texas mission at Corpus Christi and La Salle reaches the mouth of the Mississippi River.

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1685

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La Salle establishes fort St. Louis at Matagorda Bay.

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1718

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Founding of San Antonio and New Orleans.

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1731

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East Texas missions are moved to San Antonio and in America Ben Franklin starts the Library Company of Philadelphia.

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1782

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Mission San Jose is completed in San Antonio and other missions are built and the U. S. opens their first bank

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1810

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Father Hidalgo's speech encourages Mexicans, Texans, and others to fight for independence and King George the third is recognized as insane.



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