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    1795 - Emily Austin Perry was born in Lexington, KY. She was an early settler of Texas and the sole heir to Stephen F. Austin.

    1824 - The battle of Jones Creek was fought between colonists of the lower Brazon River and Karankawa Indians.

    1875 - Gregorio Cortez was born. He was famous for evading Texas Rangers while wanted on murder charges. The incident inspired a ballad, and Cortez became a folk hero.

    1921 - In Kerrville, the first patients were admitted to the American Legion Memorial Sanatorium. The sanatorium is now known as the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
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    1601 - Spanish explorer Juan de Oñate began an expedition in search of riches. The search took him across the Texas Panhandle. 20140623

    1819 - A provisional Texas government declared independence from Spain.

    1919 - The Texas House passed the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote. The Texas Senate passed the amendment on June 28.

    1931 - Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off in an attempt to fly around the world. The trip took 8 days, 15 hours and 51 minutes. Post was a Texas native born in Cornith, Van Zandt County.

    1950 - The Texas Secretary of State granted Harmon Dobson the "Whataburger" trademark.
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    1699 - San Juan Bautista Mission was founded near Lampazos, Neuvo León, Mexico. A few months later the mission moved to a site near Guerrero, Coahuila. This mission served as a gateway for many expeditions into the interior of Texas.

    1851 - Fort Belknap was established in what later became known as Young County, in north central Texas.

    1900 - Singer/composer Gene Austin was born in Gainesville, TX. He went on to record "My Blue Heaven" in 1927 which sold over 12 million copies.
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