Vol 8, No 180
June 28, 1892
Battleship USS Texas Launched at Norfolk
Battleship Texas Launched
NORFOLK VA (1892)
On this date in 1892, the Battleship Texas was launched from the Navy shipyard at Norfolk, Virginia. The only action the ship ever experienced was during the Spanish American War in 1898, with a brief battle at Santiago.
Farm and Ranch Desk
Annual Cowboy Reunion begins at Stamford
On this date in 1930, Stamford (north of Abilene) held its first Texas Cowboy Reunion.
Monahans hits 120° Ties State Record
On this date in 1994, a record high temperature of 120° set in August 12, 1938, was tied at Monahans.
Monahans, is located at 2,660 ft elevation along I-20, in West, Texas and is home to Monahans Sand Hills State Park.