Spotlight on Lesser Known History
It would only last eighteen minutes, the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836 that would end the Battle for Texas Independence and usher in the Republic of Texas as an independent nation. No, it's not the most famous battle of the war for independence, that would come in defeat at the Alamo the year before. But now, and at the surrender and treaty several days later by Santa Anna to Sam Houston, a new republic and subsequent state were born.
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Historic Site of the Month
From its initial days in the lexicon of the United States, Cape Canaveral, NASA, and the space program has been adding to the modern view of history, by making much of its own. From the time Buck Rogers strapped himself to a movie rocket and blasted into space to today's version designed by Elon Musk, the world has been fascinated with what was out beyond the stars.
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