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    1861 - At Fort Fillmore, AZ, Lt. Col. John Robert Baylor led 300 men of the Confederate Second Texas Mounted Rifles in an assault on Union forces under Maj. Isaac Lynde.

    1880 - The town of Kyle was established. David E. Moore and Fergus Kyle deeded 200 acres for a townsite to the International-Great Northern Railroad.

    1893 - Josephine Lucchese was born in San Antonio. She was known in Europe as the "American Nightingale."

    1917 - Near Houston, construction of Camp Logan began. The site was eventually used to create Memorial Park.

    2010 - The Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame officially opened in Fort Worth. It had been in Belton, TX, for 35 years.


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    Continuing to fill in the gaps:

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    1767 - Hugo Oconór became ad interim governor of Texas. Oconór took over after the removal of Texas governor Ángel de Martos y Navarrete.

    1828 - In what is now Wilson County, María Calvillo formally petitioned the Mexican government for a new title to her father's Rancho de las Cabras ("the Goat Ranch").

    1972 - Caroline Crowell passed away in Austin, TX. She first moved to the city in 1926, and became Austin’s first female physician.

    1902 - Newt Gresham and nine other men founded the Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America. It later became known as the National Farmers Union.

    2013 - Maj. Nidal Hasan was sentenced to death for killing 13 soldiers and wounding at least 28 on November 5, 2009, at Fort Hood, TX.


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    There’s a vastness here and I believe that the people who are born here breathe that vastness into their soul. They dream big dreams and think big thoughts, because there is nothing to hem them in.
    - Conrad Hilton
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    With today's post, all dates have been covered except February 29 and December 25.

    At my age, I may never get the 2/29 post made but will attempt to do 12/25/17 on time.

    Now I'm debating starting an Okla thread... probably not.
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