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Today in
Texas History

1817 - Pirate Louis Michel Aury resigned his Mexican commission to rule Galveston Island.

1867 - Fort Griffin was established on the Brazos River in Shackelford County when four companies of the 6th U.S. Cavalry arrived at the site.

1891 - The Lubbock Leader began publication. It was the town's first newspaper.

1965 - Tarrant County Junior College was founded.


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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