Vol MMXVII, No 88
March 29, 1813
Spanish Governor defeated at Rosillo
Born This Date
Bobby Kimball of Toto born in Orange, Texas
On this date in 1947, Robert Troy Kimball was born in Orange, Texas. In 1974, Kimball moved to Los Angeles and eventually joined other musicians to form the band Toto.
In the 1980s, Toto released "Hold the Line", "Rosanna", and "Africa". It was on this last hit, that Kimball sang lead vocal on the chorus.
Governor James V Allred born
On this date in 1899, Texas Governor (1935-1939) James V Allred was born in Bowie County. At the time he took office (Texas first outdoor inauguation) he was Texas youngest governor. He later was appointed by Harry Truman to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
R J Kleburg Jr born at Corpus Christi
CORPUS CHRISTI (1896)
On this date in 1896 at Corpus Chisti, Robert J. Kleburg Jr is born. He is the son of Alice Gertrudis (King) and Robert Justus Kleberg, manager of the King Ranch. Robert Jr. is credited with the development of the first United States breed of cattle, the Santa Gertrudis, a cross between a shorthorn and a Brahman.
Battle of Rosillo
SAN ANTONIO (1813)
On this date in 1813, Mexican federalists with the Gutiérrez-Magee expedition defeated the Spanish Centralist army of Governor Salcedo in the Battle of Rosillo (Rosalis) on Salado creek near San Antonio. Governor Salcedo surrenders the Texas Capitol at San Antonio.
Heismann Trophy Winner Earl Campbell born in Tyler
On this date in 1955, Earl Christian Campbell was born in Tyler, where he played football at John Tyler High School, and graduating in 1974. At the University of Texas, Campbell rushed for a career 4,444 yards, 41 touchdowns, and won the 1977 Heismann Trophy.
In 1978, With the Houston Oilers, he was the NFL Rookie of the Year and League MVP. He led the Oilers to two AFC championship games in 1978 and 79 and except for those two AFC Championship game loses to Pittsburg, would have been in the Superbowl.
In mid-season, Campbell was traded to the New Orleans Saints, where he was reunited with his former coach Bum Phillips. He retired before the 1986 season.