Thursday, September 29, 2022

Today in Texas History

Texas Flag

1864 - Milton Holland earned the Medal of Honor. He was a member of the Fifth United States Colored Troops at Chaffin's Farm and New Market Heights, Virginia. Holland was born in Texas in 1844.

1865 - In Panna Maria, TX, Father Leopold Moczygemba consecrated the first Polish Catholic church in the United States.

1907 - Gene Autry was born near Tioga, Texas.

1996 - In Houston, TX, Alanis Morissette finished her first U.S. tour.

1998 - In Austin, TX, nine carnival ride executives were indicted by a grand jury for the death of teenage girl who had been killed when thrown from a ride.

Texas Quote

"No important incident took place until 4:30 p.m. At this fatal moment, the bugler on our right signaled the advance of the enemy upon that wing." - Mexican Colonel Pedro Delgado, April 21, 1836 about the Battle of San Jacinto

More facts about Texas

Like this topic here!
Facebook logo

Tomorrow in Texas History.