Thursday, March 3, 2011

Independence Day of Texas

Independence Day of Texas was celebrated on March 2nd quietly by some Texans. It signed the declaration of independence in 1836 and was admitted to USA as 28th state on December 29, 1845. Texas is ranked 2nd in population and area in USA. It has a nick name of Lone Star with motto of friendship. The Caddo Indians of eastern Texas called their group of tribes the "Tejas," meaning "those who are friends" and later the state is named Texas.

Did you know...
 ... that today is the birthday of the Three-Cent Coin?
The U.S. Congress authorized the silver three-cent piece in 1851 from Philadelphia mint, and was last issued in 1873.

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