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This Day in Texas History: Magnolia Petroleum Company Founded

This Day in Texas History: Magnolia Petroleum Company Founded April 24, 1911 On this day in 1911, the Magnolia Petroleum Company was founded as an unincorporated joint-stock association. It was a consolidation of several earlier companies, the first of which, the J. S. Cullinan Company, began operating a refinery at Corsicana in 1898. In 1909…
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This day in Texas History: First Flight of Space Shuttle Columbia

This day in Texas History: First Flight of Space Shuttle Columbia April 12, 1981 Space Shuttle Columbia, which disintegrated over Texas on February 1, 2003, flew 28 missions from the beginning of the program until it’s catastrophic destruction. The Space Shuttle Columbia, also known as OV-102 (Orbiter Vehicle-102), was the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s…
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