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Viva La Revolucion!

For our non-Texas friends, and even for those who live here but don’t know this (you know who you are), today is the day the Texas Revolution ended and Texas was granted independence from Mexico.

April 21st was the Battle of San Jacinto whereby the Texians routed the Mexican, who apparently thought it was ok to sleep during the battle. Today, in 1836, General Santa Anna was captured and granted Texas its independence. If you haven’t been to the park, its just east of Houston, why not? The monument is cool and you can tour the Battleship Texas! What’s not to like?

I know, I know, not SF. But at least all that crap I learned from the @#%^&#$ 8lb. Texas History book in school came in useful!

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6 Comments on Viva La Revolucion!

  1. You could have easily turnes this into an SF entry as follows:

    For our non-Andromedan friends, and even for those who live here but don’t know this (you know who you are), today is the day the Orion Revolution ended and Andromeda was granted independence from The Galactic Imperium.

    April 21st, G.Y. 21,400 was the Space Battle of Rigel XII whereby the Andromedans routed the ALtarians, who apparently thought it was ok to hypno-sleep during the space battle. Today, in G.E. 21,420, General Steel was captured and granted Andromeda its independence. If you haven’t been to the planet, its just parsecs away from Trantnor, why not? The monument is cool and you can tour the Dyson’s Sphere Andromeda! What’s not to like?

  2. Non-native Texian // April 22, 2004 at 3:11 pm //

    As a non-Texas friend, I’m someone who lives in Texas but not of Texas, I just a few questions: What are a “Texians”? Are they the residents of the planet Texia? Is Texia near Andromeda?

  3. Back in the day, before Texas was invaded by Yankees and forced to join the Union, people who were from/lived in Texas were called ‘Texians’. It has been simplified into Texans today, to allow our Yankee friends to say it.

  4. Timely enough, The Alamo is now showing at theaters everywhere. This is a fine film and includes the Battle of San Jac, which apparently lasted no more than 18 minutes (real time, not in the movie.) Not being a native Texian, I learned quite a bit!

  5. But you didn’t learn about Travis’ “Line in the Sand”. Ok, so its probably apocryophal, but it would make a drn fine dramatic moment in the movie.

  6. Oh, and come to think of it, I don’t think any of us here are native Texians, although I don’t know about Peter or Tim…

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