1. Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth began her filibuster at a special session of the Texas legislature. She began at 11:18 a.m. CST.
2. The Capitol Building rotunda and legislative gallery in very liberal Austin was flooded with supporters wearing burnt orange.
3. Meanwhile: Tens of thousands of people, in and out of the state of Texas, began watching the Texas Tribune live stream of the filibuster.
4. Both “Wendy Davis” and “#standwithwendy” were trending globally hours before midnight in Texas.
5. Barack Obama’s official Twitter account got over 9,000 retweets.
6. Texas history was being made.
7. The infamous Jill Biden parody account weighed in as well.
8. Certain themes began to emerge: Aaron Sorkin.
10. Friday Night Lights, which was filmed in Austin, was also popular inspiration.
11. In particular: A lot of people want Wendy Davis to be played by Connie Britton.
15. Even though Davis was actually wearing pink running shoes, “House Davis” bears the sign of a tall pink pump.
16. In Texas law, filibusters have to consist of content germane to the discussion, but that didn’t stop people from wishing that Wendy could read something else.
17. The memes started to pour in as #standwithwendy began to dominate Twitter.
20. When Sen. Davis received “three strikes” and the filibuster looked to be over, #LetHerSpeak became a trending topic as well.
21. As the Senate debated, “germaneness” became central to the discussion.
24. Jokes were still flying as Texas senators endlessly debated the rules of the filibuster.
25. Patton Oswalt tweeted this scene from The Bad News Bears.
26. Voldemort got in on it.
27. With less than an hour to go before midnight, when the bill would be killed, Wendy was still standing.
28. Over 137,000 people were watching the Texas Tribune live stream at this point.
29. With approximately 10 minutes to go, Democratic Texas Sen. Leticia Van De Putte insisted that she had not been heard over the men in the room, saying…
(Van De Putte had buried her father earlier in the day but insisted that she would not miss the end of the filibuster or any vote that might occur.)
30. As the crowd in the gallery began yelling over the Senate proceedings after Van De Putte’s statement, Twitter also exploded.
31. With five minutes to go before midnight…
32. No network, cable or otherwise, was showing the proceedings that had the internet enraptured.
33. CNN was discussing blueberry muffins.
35. With 30 seconds to go…
36. Although Wendy Davis was no longer speaking, #standwithwendy was still a trending topic.
37. Davis’ Wikipedia page got an edit.
38. Around 12:02 a.m. CT, the Senate took a vote and “passed” the bill, with several news outlets reporting it had gone through even though it was minutes after midnight.
39. Republican Sen. Robert Lloyd Duncan’s Wikipedia page got an edit at this point as well.
40. The date stamp altering on the Texas Legislative Council’s website was also widely mocked.
42. Around 2:30 a.m. CT, it was announced that due to the time stamps on the Senate record, the bill was dead.
Sen. Davis took a seat.