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Texas History

1852 - In Houston, J.H.S. Stanley advertised that he had "succeeded in taking pictures on glass."

1870 - The Kansas Daily Commonwealth made the earliest known printed reference to the Chisholm Trail.

1957 - Buddy Hollyís band, the Crickets, released their first single, "Thatíll Be the Day" on Brunswick Records.

1961 - John Tower was elected as the first Republican senator since 1870.

1965 - The Fifty-ninth Texas Legislature established the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures. The original mission involved developing and implementing a plan for the state's participation in HemisFair '68.

1997 - Central Texas was hit by multiple tornadoes that resulted in the death of 29 people.

2009 - Cowboys Stadium opened in Arlington, TX.


Texas Quote

I must say as to what I have seen of Texas it is the garden spot of the world. The best land and the best prospects for health I ever saw, and I do believe it is a fortune to any man to come here. There is a world of country here to settle.
- Davy Crockett, 1836


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