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Today in
Texas History

1908 - Harper Lee of Ysleta, Texas, first made his first appearance in a bullring in Guadalajara. Two years later, he became the first American matador de toros.

1915 - Leander Randon Millican, a Baptist missionary, and George W. Truett met with ranchers to begin an annual cowboy camp meeting that became known as Paisano Baptist Encampment.

1973 - In Dallas, a protest march turned into a riot. Thirty-eight people were arrested, five policeman were injured and widespread damage occurred. The protest was against the killing of Santos Rodríguez while being questioned by Dallas policeman, Darrell Cain.

1994 - Kenny Rogers (Texas Rangers) pitched the 14th perfect game in major league baseball history.

2001 - In Dallas, TX, the Eagles played the first concert at the American Airlines Center.

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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