Travel Information about USA and Texas

(GMT)25 AUG 2016 RO4SIL:  Texas, USA
An Abbreviated Timeline. The full story is on the link below.
1836
Brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen found Houston

1845
Texas becomes the 28th state in the Union

1870
Congress designates Houston a port

1899
Houston's first park opens. The site, now Sam Houston Park, contains several of Houston's earliest buildings
1948
Voters first reject proposed zoning ordinance. It's rejected again in 1962 and 1993.

1932
First Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo held

1943
Texas Medical Center founded

1947
Alley Theatre established

1969
"Houston" is first word spoken from the lunar surface
1971
Shell Oil Co. relocates corporate headquarters to Houston. More than 200 major firms move headquarters, subsidiaries and divisions here in the years following.

2000
Census finds Houston MSA has no racial or ethnic majority

2004
First modern light rail line-7.5 miles-begins operations.
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