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This Day in Texas History: Johnny Horton Dies

This Day in Texas History: Johnny Horton Dies November 5, 1960 On this day in 1960, singer Johnny Horton died in a car accident in Milano, Texas. Though he was born in Los Angeles in 1925, Horton grew up in East Texas and graduated from high school in Gallatin. He attended junior college in Jacksonville…
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This Day in Texas History: Convention of 1836 Breaks Up in a Hurry

This Day in Texas History: Convention of 1836 Breaks Up in a Hurry March 17, 1836 On this day in 1836, the Convention of 1836 adjourned in haste as the Mexican army approached Washington-on-the-Brazos. The convention, which met on March 1, drafted the Texas Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the Republic of Texas,…
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This Day in Texas History: Feds Regulate “Hot” Oil

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Feds Regulate “Hot” Oil February 22, 1935 On this day in 1935, the Connally Hot Oil Act became law. The act came about as a result of the federal government’s attempts to deal with the problem of “hot” oil — petroleum produced in violation of…
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