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This Day in Texas History: First Appearance of Popeye

This Day in Texas History: First Appearance of Popeye January 17, 1929 On this day in 1929, Popeye, the Sailor Man, renowned comic-strip character, first appeared in print. The Victoria Advocate is credited as the first newspaper in the nation to run Elzie Crisler Segar’s comic strip, originally called “Thimble Theatre,” which starred the spinach-eating…
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This day in Texas History: Massive Dust Storm Inspires Song

This day in Texas History: Massive Dust Storm Inspires Song April 14, 1935 On this day in 1935 a great dust storm covered the Texas Panhandle town of Pampa, inspiring Woody Guthrie to write the song “So Long, It’s Been Good To Know You.” Guthrie had moved to Pampa in 1929. Performing with bands at…
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Cartoonist’s career begins December 01, 1905

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Cartoonist’s career begins December 01, 1905 On this day in 1905, political cartoonist John Francis Knott began his career with the Dallas Morning News. Born in Austria, Knott grew up in Iowa and honed his drawing skills in Chicago before journeying to Dallas, where he…
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