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This Day in Texas History: Plane Crashes Into Religious Shrine

This Day in Texas History: Plane Crashes Into Religious Shrine October 23, 1970 On this day in 1970, the lower Rio Grande Valley town of San Juan made international headlines when Francis B. Alexander smashed a rented single-engine plane into the Virgen de San Juan del Valle Shrine. The town of San Juan was organized…
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This day in Texas History: Buddy Holly Dies in Plane Crash

This day in Texas History: Buddy Holly Dies in Plane Crash February 03, 1959 On this day in 1959, Charles Hardin Holley, better known as Buddy Holly, died in a plane crash near Mason City, Iowa. After a show on the night of February 2 in Clear Lake, Holly, J. P. Richardson (the “Big Bopper“),…
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This Day in Texas History: Teenage Idol Buddy Holly Dies in Plane Crash

This Day in Texas History: (from the¬†Texas State Historical Association¬†archives) Teenage Idol Buddy Holly Dies in Plane Crash February 03, 1959 On this day in 1959, Charles Hardin Holley, better known as Buddy Holly, died in a plane crash near Mason City, Iowa. After a show on the night of February 2 in Clear Lake,…
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