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355- Roman Emperor -Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian (emperor)|Julian to the rank of Caesar (title)|Caesar, entrusting him with the government of the Praetorian prefecture of Gaul|Prefecture of the Gauls.
1528-Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca -becomes the first known European to set foot in the area that would become Texas.
1789- Pope Pius VI -appoints Father John Carroll (bishop)|John Carroll as the first Roman Catholic Church|Catholic bishop in the United States.
1844-The first constitut