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This Day in Texas History: Emmett Scott Appointed to Reduce Racial Tension

This Day in Texas History: Emmett Scott Appointed to Reduce Racial Tension October 15, 1917 On this day in 1917, Secretary of War Newton D. Baker appointed Emmett Jay Scott his special assistant to urge the equal and impartial application of Selective Service regulations, to improve the morale of black servicemen, and to investigate racial…
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This Day in Texas History: Novelist Dies After Fistfight

This Day in Texas History: Novelist Dies After Fistfight June 07, 1979 On this day in 1979, Asa Earl Carter, part Indian, segregationist, politician, speechwriter, and novelist, died as a result of a fistfight with his son in Abilene. Carter was born in Anniston, Alabama, in 1925. By the late 1950s he was in Birmingham,…
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This Day in Texas History: Failed Assassination Attempt in El Paso

This Day in Texas History: Failed Assassination Attempt in El Paso April 17, 1881 On this day in 1881, Dallas Stoudenmire survived an assassination attempt by former city marshall Bill Johnston by shooting him down in the city streets. Dallas Stoudenmire (1845–1882), gunfighter-cum-lawman, was born on December 11, 1845, in Aberfoil, Macon County, Alabama, to…
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This Day in Texas History: Novelist Dies After Fistfight

This Day in Texas History: Novelist Dies After Fistfight June 07, 1979 On this day in 1979, Asa Earl Carter, part Indian, segregationist, politician, speechwriter, and novelist, died as a result of a fistfight in Abilene. Carter was born in Anniston, Alabama, in 1925. By the late 1950s he was in Birmingham, Alabama, where he…
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This Day in Texas History: Marshal Guns Down Notorious Outlaw / Lawman

This Day in Texas History: Marshal Guns Down Notorious Outlaw / Lawman April 05, 1896 On this day in 1896, in El Paso, U.S. deputy marshal George A. Scarborough shot constable John Selman, a celebrated gunman and gambler who had just left the Wigwam Saloon. Selman died the next day on the operating table. Scarborough…
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