This Day in Texas History: “Gentleman Jim” Ferguson, Future Texas Governor, Born in Salado

This Day in Texas History: “Gentleman Jim” Ferguson, Future Texas Governor, Born in Salado August 31, 1871 On this day in 1871, James Edward Ferguson,

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This Day in Texas History: Texas Sub Commander Receives Medal of Honor

This Day in Texas History: Texas Sub Commander Receives Medal of Honor August 28, 1945 On this day in 1945, Edwina Dealey, the widow of

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This Day in Texas History: Sam Houston Nominated for President of the Republic of Texas

This Day in Texas History: Sam Houston Nominated for President of the Republic of Texas August 15, 1836 On this day in 1836, Philip Sublett

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This Day in Texas History: Black Infantrymen Allegedly Attack Brownsville Citizens

This Day in Texas History:Black Infantrymen Allegedly Attack Brownsville CitizensAugust 13, 1906 On this day in 1906, black soldiers of the Twenty-fifth U.S. Infantry allegedly

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This Day in Texas History: Mysterious Fire Destroys Parr Political Machine Evidence

This Day in Texas History: Mysterious Fire Destroys Parr Political Machine Evidence August 11, 1914 On this day in 1914, a mysterious fire destroyed the Duval

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This Day in Texas History: “Bet-a-Million” Gates Dies

This Day in Texas History: “Bet-a-Million” Gates Dies August 9, 1911 On this day in 1911, barbed wire promoter and oilman John Warne (Bet-a-Million) Gates

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