Vol MMXVII, No 357
December 23, 1927
Santa Claus Bank in Cisco robbed
Cash and Securities Gone
On this date in 1927, two days before Christmas, four armed men robbed the Santa Claus bank in Cisco. Before the bandits were killed or captured, two young girls were kidnapped, three people were killed fierce gun battle, and seven were injured. In the battle on bandit was killed. Of the remainder, one was hung, one died in the electric chair, and the last served a prison sentence and was released.
Babe Didrikson marries wrestler George Zaharias
ST LOUIS MO (1938)
On this date, olympic star and famed woman golfer, "Babe" Didrikson from Port Arthur, married professional wrestler, George Zaharias. They met earlier in the year where Didrison was teamed with Zaharias at the Los Angeles Open Tournament (PGA) in Los Angles.
In 1999, Sports Illustrated declared Babe Didrikson Zaharias the Woman Athlete of the 20th Century.