Vol 8, No 343
December 9, 1970
Officials at TCU cancel speech by Jane Fonda
TCU rejects Jane
FORT WORTH (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".
Anson Jones inaugurated President of the Republic
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.