Texas Landmarks and Legacies - Today in Texas History
Vol MMXIV, No 327 November 23, 1945 Friday Evening
Japanese Drop Bombs near Desdemona
Today in Sports
SMU beats TCU before National Press
FORT WORTH Click Here to follow "Sam Baugh" back in Time (1935) Click Here to follow "Sam Baugh" forward in Time  Before a packed stadium that includes a large national press corp, SMU went toe-to-toe with undefeated TCU, in a game that captured national attention. TCU's quarterback Sam Baugh was on track to change history. His passing game left fans in awe, no one had seen anything like it.
   Before Baugh, football was a played in the trenches. Baugh's passing game looked to be unbeatable. But on this date in 1935, SMU delivered TCU and Sam Baugh their only defeat of a previously undefeated season. TCU went on to beat LSU in the Sugar Bowl to secure a National Championship.
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Cowboys induct Bob Lilly into new Ring of Honor
DALLAS Click Here to follow "Dallas Cowboys" back in Time (1975) Click Here to follow "Dallas Cowboys" forward in Time  On this date in 1975, during halftime at Irving Stadium, Dallas defensive tackle Bob Lilly was honored as the first Cowboy to be named to the Ring of Honor. In 1961, Lilly, whose nickname was "Mr Cowboy" was the first player ever drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. Before retiring in 1975, Lilly played for 14 years with the Cowboys, never missing a game. He was a selected to the Pro-Bowl 11 times, and was All-Pro seven times. In 1980, Bob Lilly was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.    More about "Dallas Cowboys" on the Web

Born This Date
Esther Phillips born in Galveston
GALVESTON   (1935) Click Here to follow "Esther Phillips" forward in Time  On this date in 1935, Esther Phillips is born in Galveston. She is best known for her to R&B hit, "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" and pop hit, "And I Love Him".    More about "Esther Phillips on the Web

Deadly Balloons
STEPHENVILLE Click Here to follow "WWII" back in Time(1945)   On the evening of March 23, 14 year old CM "Pug" Guthrie of Desdemona, ran for two miles chasing a balloon that he had watch decending, recalling when he met up with it, that it smelled of creosote. It had a Japanese Rising Sun painted on it. Federal official arrived on the scene the next day to collect the remains and all "souvenirs" collected. It turned out to be one of 6,000 incindiary balloons launched from Tokyo in apparent retaliation of Col Doolittle's raid on Tokyo early in the Pacific War. Catching the prevailing jet stream, 360 of the balloons reached the United States. A Family in Oregon was killed by one such "bomb" when the children played with it. US Official blocked all news accounts of these balloon to avoid a panic. More of "WWII" on the Web