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Texas History

1865 - 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.

1905 - In Dallas, Texas Baptist University held its first classes.

1967 - 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.

1973 - 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.

1971 - Robert E. Short received approval from AL owners to move the Senators franchise from Washington, DC to Arlington, Texas for the 1972 season.

Texas Quote

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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