Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Tomorrow in
Texas History

1835 - Samuel Whiting was granted six blank commissions of marque to outfit privateers at New Orleans. He later published several newspapers in Texas during the period of the republic.

1838 - Jesse Hord entered Texas at Gaines Ferry. He preached his first sermon at San Augustine the next day. He is considered the founder of Methodism in Texas.

1913 - Highland Park in Dallas voted to incorporate after being refused permission to annex from the city. The incorporation officially took place in 1915.

1972 - The Elisabet Ney Museum in Austin was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

1988 - Prince's "Lovesexy" tour of the U.S. ended in Dallas, TX. Along the tour Prince had consistently given a speech after the song "Anna Stesia." The Dallas show featured the longest speech of the tour.

2010 - The TCU Board of Trustees unanimously approved an invitation to join the Big East Conference in all sports beginning with the 2012-13 academic year.

Texas Quotes

Only a rank degenerate would drive 1,500 miles across Texas without eating a chicken-fried steak.
- Larry McMurtry

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