This Day in Texas History: Failed Assassination Attempt in El Paso

This Day in Texas History: Failed Assassination Attempt in El Paso April 17, 1881 On this day in 1881, Dallas Stoudenmire survived an assassination attempt

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This Day in Texas History: Legendary Texan Born in Virginia

This Day in Texas History: Legendary Texan Born in Virginia April 03, 1817 On this day in 1817, Bigfoot Wallace was born in Lexington, Virginia.

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This Day in Texas History: John Selman Kills John Wesley Hardin

This Day in Texas History: John Selman Kills John Wesley Hardin August 19, 1895 On this day in 1895, Constable John Selman killed the notorious

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This Day in Texas History: Law Arrives West of the Pecos

This Day in Texas History: Law Arrives West of the Pecos August 02, 1882 On this day in 1882, the commissioners of Pecos County officially

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This Day in Texas History: Killing of Sheriff Precipitates Ballad Tradition

This Day in Texas History: Killing of Sheriff Precipitates Ballad Tradition June 12, 1901 On this day in 1901, Gregorio Lira Cortez shot and killed

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This Day in Texas History: “Rough Riders” Ordered From San Antonio to Florida

This Day in Texas History: “Rough Riders” Ordered From San Antonio to Florida May 30, 1898 On this day in 1898, Gen. Nelson A. Miles

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This Day in Texas History: Republic of Texas Defeats Revolutionary Plotters

This Day in Texas History: Republic of Texas Defeats Revolutionary Plotters May 17, 1839 On this day in 1839, Manuel Flores and his band were

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This Day in Texas History: Jones Appointed Commander of Frontier Battalion

This Day in Texas History: Jones Appointed Commander of Frontier Battalion May 02, 1874 On this day in 1874, Governor Richard Coke appointed John B.

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This Day in Texas History: Pioneer Memoirist Born in Missouri

This Day in Texas History: Pioneer Memoirist Born in Missouri April 28, 1825 Dilue Rose Harris (1825–1914), pioneer and memoirist, the daughter of Dr. Pleasant

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This Day in Texas History: Marshal Guns Down Notorious Outlaw / Lawman

This Day in Texas History: Marshal Guns Down Notorious Outlaw / Lawman April 05, 1896 On this day in 1896, in El Paso, U.S. deputy

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