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July 21

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1821 - The flag of Spain was lowered for the last time in San Antonio, TX.

1861 - Confederate general Barnard Elliott Bee Jr. died from wounds received at the first battle of Manassas (or Bull Run). During the battle, Bee cried, "Rally behind the Virginians! There stands Jackson like a stonewall!"

1988 - The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission purchased Big Bend Ranch in Presidio County to form Big Bend State Natural Area.

1988 - President Reagan spoke with Texas Governor William Clements, Jr. to wish him well after his stroke.


Texas Quotes

All new states are invested, more or less, by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always in favor of rash and extreme measures, but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men.
- Sam Houston



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