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1803 - Land baron Samuel Maverick was born. His free-roaming cattle on Matagorda Island gave rise to the term "maverick" for an unbranded calf.

1877 - In Pensacola, FL, Texas Rangers captured John Wesley Hardin. He was tried at Comanche for the murder of Charles Webb and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

1885 - The Texas Bankers Association was founded in Lampasas Springs (now Lampasas).

1895 - In Houston, actress Florence Arto was born. As Florence Vidor she performed in 59 feature films.

1986 - In Dallas, TX, President Reagan spoke at a rally for Governor Bill Clements at the Apparel Mart.

2010 - The state of Texas filed a brief with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that it was the rightful owner of the phrase "The Alamo." The Daughters of the Republic of Texas had filed for the trademark.

Texas Quotes

Texas does not, like any other region, simply have indigenous dishes. It proclaims them. It congratulates you, on your arrival, at having escaped from the slop pails of the other 49 states.
- Alistair Cooke

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