Since I live in Texas, if this hadn't taken place on this day in history, I could not live in the state of Texas. Why? Because it would be Mexico.
Yep it was on this day back in 1846 that the U.S. Congress voted to declare war on Mexico in a dispute over Texas. After about two years of fighting, the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (signed on February 2, 1848) which made the Rio Grande the southern border of the U.S. with Mexico, officially made Texas a part of the U.S. By the way, I am old and I live in Texas, but I am not quite old enough to have been an eye witness to all of this.
Just thought that you would enjoy reading about this little bit of history. Now, you all have a great day, you hear?