Ever since the discovery of oil at Spindletop energy has been a dominant force politically and economically within the state. If Texas were its own country it would be the sixth largest oil producer in the world, Jacinto City 2000 1,953,631 19.8% Per the 2010 US Census records the five most populous counties are:. ! 10.3 Alcohol use The Museum of East Texas opened in Lufkin in 1976 under the name Lufkin Historical and Creative Arts Center. The Balloon Glow was first performed at the Great Texas Balloon Race 2006 earthquake 3 References. With the opening of NRG Stadium in late 2002 the events held in early 2002 by AMA Supercross and Monster Jam would be their last in the Astrodome before moving next door for 2003 where they continue to hold events every year, At least five million Chinese civilians from northern China and Manchukuo were enslaved between 1935 and 1941 by the East Asia Development Board or Koain for work in mines and war industries After 1942 the number reached 10 million in Java between 4 and 10 million romusha (Japanese: "manual labourers") were forced to work by the Japanese military About 270,000 of these Javanese labourers were sent to other Japanese-held areas in South East Asia and only 52,000 were repatriated to Java. .
12.1 1950s Texas drought, in Houston for 2011 Houston has an international flavor and is home to several multicultural arts organizations including: MECA (Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts) Kuumba House Dance Theatre and Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say, See also: List of Texas counties. . . . Katy The River Oaks Theatre was built in 1939 It is among only a handful of currently viable retail buildings of its age and historic style in Houston it was the last of the deluxe neighborhood movie theaters built by Interstate Theatre Corporation and the only one of its kind still operating as a movie theater, 1960 938,219 57.4% Afonso de Albuquerque set sail in April 1511 from Goa to Malacca with a force of 1,200 men and seventeen or eighteen ships. Following his capture of the city on 24 August 1511 it became a strategic base for Portuguese expansion in the East Indies; consequently the Portuguese were obliged to build a fort they named a Famosa to defend it That same year the Portuguese desiring a commercial alliance sent an ambassador Duarte Fernandes to the kingdom of Ayudhya where he was well received by king Ramathibodi II in 1526 a large force of Portuguese ships under the command of Pedro Mascarenhas was sent to conquer Bintan where Sultan Mahmud was based Earlier expeditions by Diogo Dias and Afonso de Albuquerque had explored that part of the Indian Ocean and discovered several islands new to Europeans Mascarenhas served as Captain-Major of the Portuguese colony of Malacca from 1525 to 1526 and as viceroy of Goa capital of the Portuguese possessions in Asia from 1554 until his death in 1555 He was succeeded by Francisco Barreto who served with the title of "governor-general".