Monthly Archives: May 2014

This Day in Texas History: Halley’s Comet Strikes Northeast Texas

This Day in Texas History: Halley’s Comet Strikes Northeast Texas May 19, 1910 On this day in 1910, a 500-pound meteorite fell to earth outside the northeast Texas community of Charleston during the passage of Halley’s Comet. Delta County’s most … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Victory Over French Marks Origin of Cinco de Mayo

This Day in Texas History: Victory Over French Marks Origin of Cinco de Mayo May 05, 1862 On this day in 1862, Mexican general Ignacio Zaragoza defeated French expeditionary forces at Puebla, Mexico. This event is celebrated annually as El … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Texas Radical Republican in Haymarket Massacre

This Day in Texas History: Texas Radical Republican in Haymarket Massacre May 04, 1886 On this day in 1886, Albert Richard Parsons, a labor organizer from Texas, was implicated in the infamous Chicago Haymarket Massacre. The brother of Confederate colonel … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Neiman Marcus Founder is Born

This Day in Texas History: Neiman Marcus Founder is Born May 03, 1883 Carrie Marcus Neiman (1883–1953), merchant and fashion authority, was born on May 3, 1883, in Louisville, Kentucky, to Jacob and Delia (Bloomfield) Marcus, German immigrants. In 1895 … Continue reading

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