Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Today in Texas History

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1786 - Davy Crockett was born in Tennessee. Crockett died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.

1899 - Thomas Edward (Black Jack) Ketchum attempted to single handedly to rob a train. He was wounded by the conductor and was picked up the next day. He was hung in New Mexico on April 26, 1901. He was a known career criminal in Arizona, New Mexico and West Texas.

1973 - The Manned Spacecraft Center near Houston was renamed the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.

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I don't want to look like Connecticut, no offense, I don't want to look like Oklahoma, I don't want to look like California. I want to be uniquely Texas. And that's not to diss anybody else.
- Rick Perry

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