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Today in
Texas History

1957 - The Monahans Sandhills State Park officially opened. The park has 3,840 acres of sand dunes.

1964 - In Houston, Dr. Michael DeBakey and his team performed the world's first successful coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

1971 - Robert E. Short announced the major league baseball team franchise in Arlington, TX, would be called the Texas Rangers.

1971 - The Washington Senators announced that they would now use the name Texas Rangers after their move to Arlington, TX.

1975 - Bob Lilly was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor.

1982 - In Fort Worth, the Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art opened. It had sixteen paintings by Frederic Remington and thirty-four by Charles M. Russell on exhibit.

2001 - A crowd of 87,555 people watched the Texas Longhorns beat the Texas A&M Aggies 21-7. The crowd was the largest to see a football game in Texas.

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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