Sunday, December 4, 2022

Today in Texas History

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1882 - The Matador Land and Cattle Company of Dundee, Scotland, purchased the Matador ranch in Motley County, Texas. The ranch eventually grew to 861,000 acres in several Texas counties. It also leased land in in Montana (500,000 acres) and South Dakota (300,000 acres).

1928 - In Reagan County, Carl G. Cromwell's oil well University 1-B came in at 8,525 feet. It was the deepest well in the world until 1931.

1959 - A monkey named Sam was launched into space in a capsule developed by engineers at San Antonio's Brooks Air Force Base.

2010 - The USS Fort Worth was launched.

2012 - Josh Hamilton (Texas Rangers) was awarded the Greatness in Baseball Yearly Award for the MLB Hitting Performance of the Year for his four homeruns on May 8, 2012, against the Baltimore Orioles.

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I don't want to look like Connecticut, no offense, I don't want to look like Oklahoma, I don't want to look like California. I want to be uniquely Texas. And that's not to diss anybody else.
- Rick Perry

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