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Today in
Texas History

1874 - Democrat Richard Coke was inaugurated as governor. The election is recognized as the end of reconstruction in Texas.

1900 - Yaqui Indians in Texas proclaimed their independence from Mexico.

1915 - The Houston Post reported that Independence Heights was the first incorporated black city in Texas. The area was annexed to Houston on December 26, 1929.

1983 - American Airlines finished moving into their new $150 million headquarters in Fort Worth.

2011 - In Dallas, at American Airlines Center, Jamie Langenbrunner played in is 1,000th NHL game.




Texas Quote

Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.
- Sam Houston


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