Texas Landmarks and Legacies - Today in Texas History
Vol MMXVII, No 343 December 9, 1970 Wednesday Evening
Officials at TCU cancel speech by Jane Fonda
Today in Sports
Calvin Hill reaches 1,000 Yards for Cowboys
DALLAS Click Here to follow "Dallas Cowboys" back in Time (1972) Click Here to follow "Dallas Cowboys" forward in Time  On this date in 1972, Calvin Hill became the First Dallas Cowboy to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. In defeating the Washington Redskins 34-24, Hill rushed for 111 yards, and by the end of the regular season, Hill had totalled 1,036 yards with a record 245 carries. Dallas would earn an NFL record 7th season in the playoffs, only losing to the same Washington team, 26-3.    More about "Dallas Cowboys" on the Web

TCU rejects Jane
FORT WORTH Click Here to follow "TCU" back in Time(1970)   On this date in 1970, Texas Christian University put off "indefinitely" a scheduled speech by anti-war activist Jane Fonda. At the height of the Viet Nav war, Jane traveled to Hanoi in North Viet Nam and met with military and political leaders leading the fight against South Viet Nam. There she spoke out strongly against the American efforts. Viet Nam POWs and other still refer to her as "Hanoi Jane".
Political Desk
Anson Jones inaugurated President of the Republic
AUSTIN Click Here to follow "The Republic" back in Time (1844)    On this date in 1844, Anson Jones is inaugurated as 4th President of the Republic of Texas. Jones will help to oversee the annexation of Texas by the United States, and as it turned out, will be the last President of the Republic.