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Today in
Texas History

1861 - In San Antonio, Mission Concepción reopened as a training center for postulants and novices of the Marianist order.

1923 - In Reagan County, the Santa Rita No. 1 well came in. It was located on land that belonged to the University of Texas.

1924 - The U.S. Congress established the United States Border Patrol as part of the Immigration Bureau.

1949 - In Waco, TX, ground was broken for Baylor Stadium.

1955 - Elvis Presley performed live in Fort Worth, TX. The show was played live on radio's "Big D Jamboree."

1971 - In Houston, the three-day Conferencia de Mujeres por la Raza (National Chicana Conference) started at the Magnolia Park YWCA. It was the first interstate assembly of Mexican-American feminists organized in the U.S.

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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