Texas Timeline Index
1846 February 19
The Republic of Texas is officially declared at an end.1846 April 25
A border skirmish near Brownsville marks the beginning of the U.S. war with Mexico.1846 May 08
The Battle of Palo Alto, the first major fight of the Mexican War, results in a U.S. victory.1846 May 09
Gen. Zachary Taylor defeats the Mexicans at Resaca de Ia Palma.1846 May 12
Norris Cuney, one of the most prominent black men in Texas, is born a slave in Waller County.1846 September 21
Ranger Capt. Robert Gillespie dies leading a charge on the Bishop's Palace in Monterrey during the Mexican War.