Today is Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Today in
Texas History

1865 - General Gordon Granger landed at Galveston and issued a proclamation announcing that slavery had been aboloished and that all slaves in Texas were free. This day is referred to as "Juneteenth."

1890 - Larry Chittenden's "The Cowboys' Christmas Ball" was first published in the Anson "Texas Western."

1999 - The Dallas Stars won their first NHL Stanley Cup by defeating the Buffalo Sabres in the third overtime of game six. The game actually ended on June 20th.

1999 - The Dallas Stars won their first NHL Stanley Cup by defeating the Buffalo Sabres in the third overtime of game six. The game actually began on June 19th.




Texas Quote

I'd rather be a fencepost in Texas, than the king of Tennessee.
- Chris Wall, Singer-Songwriter-Austin


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