Today is Thursday, September 20, 2018
- Jacob Brodbeck claimed he flew in a self-designed "airship" for about 100 feet before crashing near Luckenbach, TX. The craft was destroyed in the crash and was not rebuilt.
- In Dallas, Texas Baptist University held its first classes.
- Hurrican Beulah struck south Texas. At least 18 people were killed, more than 9,000 were injured or sick, and 3,000 homes were damaged.
- Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash on his way to Sherman, TX, for a concert. Maury Muehleisen and four others were also killed.
- Robert E. Short received approval from AL owners to move the Senators franchise from Washington, DC to Arlington, Texas for the 1972 season.
More facts about Texas
|In the covered wagon days, if a baby was born in Texarkana while the family was crossing into the Lone Star State, by the time they reached El Paso, the baby would be in the third grade.|
- Wallace O. Chariton
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