Monthly Archives: March 2014

This Day in Texas History: Battleship Texas Continues Outstanding Service

This Day in Texas History: Battleship Texas Continues Outstanding Service March 26, 1945 On this day in 1945, the battleship Texas supported the landings for the battle of Okinawa, the final great amphibious assault of World War II. The keel … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Mexican Raiders Strike Texas Ranch

This Day in Texas History: Mexican Raiders Strike Texas Ranch March 25, 1918 On this day in 1918, in what proved to be the last serious incident of the border troubles initiated by the Mexican Revolution, Mexican raiders attacked the … Continue reading

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This day in Texas History: Fort Worth Stockyards Incorporated

This day in Texas History: Fort Worth Stockyards Incorporated March 23, 1893 On this day in 1893, the Fort Worth Stock Yards were officially incorporated. The Fort Worth livestock market became the largest in Texas and the Southwest, the biggest … Continue reading

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This day in Texas History: Preservationist Rebecca Fisher Dies

This day in Texas History: Preservationist Rebecca Fisher Dies March 21, 1926 On this day in 1926, Rebecca Fisher died in Austin. She was born Rebecca Gilleland in Philadelphia in 1831. Her family came to Texas around 1837 and settled … Continue reading

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This day in Texas History: Possum Kingdom Reservoir Completed

This day in Texas History: Possum Kingdom Reservoir Completed March 20, 1941 Possum Kingdom Reservoir, popularly known as Possum Kingdom Lake, is on the Brazos River in Palo Pinto, Stephens, Jack, and Young counties It has a capacity of 724,700 … Continue reading

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This day in Texas History: Council House Fight Waylays Comanche-White Relations

This day in Texas History: Council House Fight Waylays Comanche-White Relations March 19, 1840 On this day in 1840, Republic of Texas soldiers killed some thirty Penateka Comanche leaders and warriors and five women and children in the Council House … Continue reading

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This day in Texas History: Script Writer / Future Texan Born in Chicago

This day in Texas History: Script Writer / Future Texan Born in Chicago March 16, 1939 On this day in 1939, Carol O’Brien Sobieski, television and film writer, was born in Chicago, Illinois. When she was five the family moved … Continue reading

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This day in Texas History: Big Band Leader Born

This day in Texas History: Big Band Leader Born March 15, 1916 On this day in 1916, Harry James, jazz trumpet player and big-band leader, was born in Albany, Georgia. Though thought by many to be a native Texan, he … Continue reading

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This day in Texas History: Bluebonnet Proclaimed State Flower

This day in Texas History: Bluebonnet Proclaimed State Flower March 07, 1901 On this day in 1901, the Texas legislature proclaimed the bluebonnet the state flower. In the 1930s the state began a highway-beautification program that included scattering bluebonnet seed … Continue reading

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This day in Texas History: Alamo Falls to Mexican Army

This day in Texas History: Alamo Falls to Mexican Army March 06, 1836 On this day in 1836, the chapel of San Antonio de Valero Mission, under siege for thirteen days by the Mexican army under General Antonio Lòpez de … Continue reading

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