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This day in Texas History: Texas Battleship Keel Laid

This day in Texas History: Texas Battleship Keel Laid April 17, 1911 Battleship Texas The keel of the¬†Texas, the second battleship to bear this name, was laid at Newport News, Virginia, on April 17, 1911. After serving in the Atlantic Fleet in the First World War, she supported the World War II landings in North…
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This Day in Texas History: Marines Raise Flag on Iwo Jima

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Marines Raise Flag on Iwo Jima February 23, 1945 On this day in 1945, Cpl. Harlon Block of Weslaco appeared in one of the most indelible images to come out of World War II. For three days the men of Company E, Second…
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