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Today in
Texas History

1892 - A group of Fort Worth women received a Texas charter establishing the Fort Worth Public Library Association. A part of the stated purpose was "the accumulation of paintings and artistic work of every character for the enjoyment and cultivation of our people." The resulting gallery, after several name changes, became the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in 1987.

1936 - Musician Roy Orbison was born in Vernon, TX.

1942 - In Texas, Kenedy Alien Detention Camp began receiving prisoners. It housed more than 3,500 Japanese, German and other foreign nationals during WWII.

1962 - Duane Eddy performed "Deep in the Heart of Texas" on "American Bandstand."

1965 - The Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs beat Albuquerque before 7,231 in the first game at Turnpike Stadium. (minor league baseball)

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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