Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Today in Texas History

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1850 - Carlos Esparza and various followers attempted to seperate from Texas and establish the Territory of the Rio Grande. The plan was dropped soon after.

1917 - John Connally was born on a farm near Floresville, TX. He was the 38th Governor of the State of Texas. He was wounded in the Kennedy assassination on November 22, 1963.

1948 - Fort Worth Army Airfield was renamed Carswell Air Force Base in honor of Horace S. Carswell, Jr. Carswell had been awarded a Medal of Honor in 1946.

1970 - Elvis Presley began three days of performances at the Astrodome in Houston, TX. More than 200,000 people saw the shows.

Texas Quote

You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas.
- Davy Crocket after losing the 1835 race for Tennessee's seat to the U.S. legislature.

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