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This Day in Texas History: Sam Houston Nominated for President of the Republic of Texas

This Day in Texas History: Sam Houston Nominated for President of the Republic of Texas August 15, 1836 On this day in 1836, Philip Sublett nominated Sam Houston for president of the Republic of Texas. Sublett, a Kentucky native, had participated in the battle of Nacogdoches in 1832 and was a delegate to the conventions…
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This Day in Texas History: First Texas Newspaper Begins Brief Life

This Day in Texas History: First Texas Newspaper Begins Brief Life August 14, 1819 The Nacogdoches Texas Republican, believed to be the earliest newspaper published in Texas, was first printed on August 14, 1819. Eli Harris printed the paper for the James Long expedition. No copy of the paper is known to have survived, but…
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This Day in Texas History: Rockabilly Star is Born in Nacogdoches

This Day in Texas History: Rockabilly Star is Born in Nacogdoches Aprii 15, 1937 Robert Glynn (Bob) Luman, guitarist and country and rockabilly singer, was born in Nacogdoches, Texas, on April 15, 1937, the son of Joe and Lavine Luman. Luman was introduced to music by his father, who played the fiddle, guitar, and harmonica…
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This Day in Texas History: Roberts Family Sells Nacogdoches Landmark

This Day in Texas History: Roberts Family Sells Nacogdoches Landmark June 15, 1901 On this day in 1901, the Roberts family sold the Old Stone Fort in Nacogdoches to William and Charles Perkins, who dismantled the structure and put up a more modern commercial building on the site. The Old Stone Fort dated to 1779,…
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This Day in Texas History: First Armed Clash Between Anglo Texans and Mexicans

This Day in Texas History: First Armed Clash Between Anglo Texans and Mexicans June 10, 1832 On this day in 1832, a rebel force attacked Anahuac in the first armed clash between Anglo-Texans and Mexican troops. In 1830, Manuel de Mier y Terán ordered John Davis Bradburn to locate a site for a fort, military…
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This day in Texas History: Rockabilly Singer Born in Nacogdoches

This day in Texas History: Rockabilly Singer Born in Nacogdoches April 15, 1937 Robert Glynn (Bob) Luman (1937–1978), guitarist and country / rockabilly singer, was born in Nacogdoches, Texas, on April 15, 1937, the son of Joe and Lavine Luman. Luman was introduced to music by his father, who played the fiddle, guitar, and harmonica…
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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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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: Secessionist Fire-Eater Dies

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Secessionist Fire-Eater Dies February18,1874 On this day in 1874, secessionist leader Louis T. Wigfall died in Galveston. The South Carolina native arrived in Texas in 1846 and settled in Nacogdoches, where he was a law partner of Thomas J. Jennings and William B. Ochiltree. Soon…
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This day in Texas History: Republic of Fredonia Stillborn in Nacogdoches

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Republic of Fredonia Stillborn in Nacogdoches December 16, 1826 On this day in 1826, Benjamin Edwards and about thirty men rode into Nacogdoches (the oldest town in Texas) and declared the Republic of Fredonia, thus instituting an attempted minor revolution known as the Fredonian Rebellion. Benjamin…
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