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Today in
Texas History

1871 - Adelaida Cuellar was born near Matehuala, Nuevo León, Mexico. He was the founder of the El Chico restaurant chain.

1890 - In Fort Worth, the Texas Spring Palace was destroyed by fire. It opened on May 29, 1889.

1898 - General Nelson A. Miles ordered the First United States Volunteer Cavalry Regiment to Tampa, FL, to take part in the upcoming invasion of Cuba. The regiment is better known as the "Rough Riders."

1961 - An 18-pound chondrite meteorite fell in a backyard near Marshall, TX.

Texas Quote

Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking." - George W. Bush

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