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Texas History

1836 - The Red Rovers from Alabama arrived in Texas to join the Texas Revolution.

1839 - A new form of money called "red backs" in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $100, and $500 was approved by Republic President Mirabeau B. Lamar.

1943 - Janis Joplin was born in Port Arthur, TX.

1952 - The National Football League (NFL) bought the franchise of the New York Yankees from Ted Collins. The franchise was then awarded to a group in Dallas on January 24.

1997 - Ivan Rodriguez signed a deal with the Texas Rangers worth $6.65 million for one year.

1999 - Rick Perry took office as Texas' first Republican lieutenant governor since Reconstruction.

2001 - Texas officials demoted a warden and suspended three other prison workers in the wake of the escape of the "Texas 7."

2013 - Jaramoir Jagr made his debut with the Dallas Stars in a game against the Phoenix Coyotes. He scored two goals and two assists in the game.

Texas Quote

In Texas, we have the death penalty, and we use it. That's right. If you come to Texas and kill somebody, we will kill you back.
- Ron White, comedian

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