Friday, April 12, 2024

Today in Texas History

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1758 - The oldest recorded private land grant in Texas took place. It involved a title dispute between Luís Antonio Menchaca and Andrés Hernández.

1836 - Mexican forces under General Santa Anna captured Thompson's Ferry.

1879 - Wheeler County became the first organized county in the Texas Panhandle.

1924 - In Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts opened to the public. It is the oldest art museum in the state of Texas.

1984 - In Dallas, President Reagan visited a group of construction workers at a construction site.

1994 - Eddie Fadal, long time friend of Elvis Presley, died. He opened an Elvis museum in Waco, TX.

2010 - In San Antonio, TX, Bret Michaels, formerly of Poison, had an emergency appendectomy. He had gone to the hospital while preparing for a show the previous night.

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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