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On This Day in Texas History: Convention Meets to Discuss Sectional Crisis

On This Day in Texas History: Convention Meets to Discuss Sectional Crisis June 03, 1850 On this day in 1850, delegates from the southern states collected in Nashville, Tennessee, to discuss the sectional crisis resulting from the Mexican War. In 1849 a bipartisan convention met at Jackson, Mississippi, and called for a southern convention to…
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This day in Texas History: Richard Henry Boyd Born into Slavery

This day in Texas History: Richard Henry Boyd Born into Slavery March 05, 1843 On this day in 1843, Richard Henry Boyd began his remarkable life. He was born in Mississippi and named Dick Gray, a slave of B. A. Gray, and was later taken to his owner’s new plantation near Brenham, Texas. Boyd accompanied…
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This Day in Texas History: Rock and Roll Legend Born in Vernon

This Day in Texas History: Rock and Roll Legend Born in Vernon April 23, 1936 On this day in 1936, rock and roll singer Roy Orbison was born in Vernon, Texas. He grew up in Wink, and while attending Wink High School he formed a country music group called the Wink Westerners. Later, while attending…
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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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Today’s Notable Texan: Powers Boothe

February 10, 2013 Today’s Notable Texan: Powers Boothe Powers Boothe was born June 1, 1948 on a farm in Snyder, Texas to Emily Kathryn Reeves and Merrill Vestal Boothe.  He attended Texas State University in San Marcos and received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University of Dallas. Boothe’s classical acting background includes…
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