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Texas History

1767 - Hugo Oconór became ad interim governor of Texas. Oconór took over after the removal of Texas governor Ángel de Martos y Navarrete.

1828 - In what is now Wilson County, María Calvillo formally petitioned the Mexican government for a new title to her father's Rancho de las Cabras ("the Goat Ranch").

1972 - Caroline Crowell passed away in Austin, TX. She first moved to the city in 1926, and became Austin’s first female physician.

1902 - Newt Gresham and nine other men founded the Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America. It later became known as the National Farmers Union.

2013 - Maj. Nidal Hasan was sentenced to death for killing 13 soldiers and wounding at least 28 on November 5, 2009, at Fort Hood, TX.


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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