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Texas History

1835 - The people of Cincinnati, OH, decided to aid the cause of the Texas Revolution. The result was the raising of funds for two cannons that became known as the "twin sisters."

1884 - In St. Louis, prominent Texas cattlemen met. A resolution was passed that called upon Congress to build and maintain a National Trail.

1931 - In Longview, the Delta Drilling Company was founded.

1960 - General Elwood R. (Pete) Quesada's bid for the Washington, DC, franchise was approved by the American League. This franchise eventually became the Texas Rangers.

1981 - Kathryn Whitmire was elected as the first female mayor of Houston, TX.

2014 - Mike Modano (Dallas Stars) was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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I think Texans have more fun than the rest of the world.
- Tommy Tune

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