Friday, April 17, 2015 – April 17, 1871


Friday, April 17, 2015 –  April 17, 1871

On this day, the legislature of Texas approved a bill providing for the organization of the Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College.  A committee selected a site near Bryan, now known as College Station, following the donation of 2, 1416 acres by local citizens.  The college, the oldest public institution of higher education in the state, opened in October 1876 with 106 students a faculty of six.

Happy Birthday also to BDA and BTA.

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