Thursday, September 29, 2022

Tomorrow in
Texas History

1869 - Texas governor Elisha Pease resigned in protest of the actions taken by the Reconstruction authorities.

1905 - The State of Texas granted a charter to the American Rio Grande Land and Irrigation Company.

1925 - Texas Technological College opened in Lubbock. The school later became known as Texas Tech University.

1950 - In Waco, Baylor Stadium (later known as Floyd Casey Stadium) opened as the home of the Baylor Bears.

1972 - The Guadalupe Mountains National Park was established.

1993 - Near Austin, Bergstrom Field was closed. In 1999, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport opened at the site.

1984 - Mike Witt (California Angels) became only the 11th pitcher to throw a perfect game in major league baseball. He defeated the Texas Rangers 1-0.

Texas Quotes

The 'Texas Trail' was the highway over which a tide of cattle was moved from Southwestern and Western Texas to the northwestern states, including Indian Territory, Kansas, Western Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming Territory, North and South Dakota and Montana."

- U.S. Senator John B. Kendrick on December 10, 1916

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