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1759 - Indians, including Comanches, Yaceales, and Tawakonis, defeated a Spanish force under Diego Ortiz Parilla on the Red River.

1862 - Lee Bivens was born. He became a prominent rancher in Amarillo, and by the 1920s was said to be the largest individual cattle owner in the world.

1868 - In Boston, TX, Freedman's Bureau agent William G. Kirkman was assassinated by outlaw Cullen Baker.

1951 - The Western Hills Hotel in Fort Worth, TX, became the first hotel to feature all foam-rubber mattresses and pillows.

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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