Texas Landmarks and Legacies - Today in Texas History
Vol MMXVII, No 122 May 2, 1978 Tuesday Evening
Earl Campbell 1st Pick in 1978 NFL Draft
Today in Sports
Cubs and Reds play for Double No-Hitter
CHICAGO IL Click Here to follow "Hippo Vaughn" back in Time (1917) Click Here to follow "Hippo Vaughn" forward in Time  On this date in 1917, Weatherford native, James "Hippo" Vaughn of the Chicago Cubs and Fred Toney of the Cincinnati Reds each pitched a 9-inning no-hitter forcing the game at Weeghman Park (now Wrigley Field) in Chicago, into extra innings.
   Vaughn allowed two hits in the 10th, eventually sending one run home on a bad throw to to the plate.
   This is the only time in Major League history that both teams were scoreless at the end of nine-innings, what was then called a "double no-hitter".
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Oilers Pick Campbell
NEW YORK CITY Click Here to follow "Earl Campbell" back in Time(1978)Click Here to follow "Earl Campbell" forward in Time  In 1978, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had the first pick in the NFL draft which is held every Spring in New York City.
   Just days before the Tuesday draft, Tampa Bay unexpectedly traded their first draft pick to the Houston Oilers. When Houston Coach Bum Phillips and owner Bud Adams stepped up to the platform, they selected as the first pick of the 1978 NFL Draft, Earl Campbell from the University of Texas.
   Campbell set team and conference records while at UT, and in December 1977, was awarded the Heismann Trophy.
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Political Desk
Supreme Court Allows Blacks to vote in Primaries
WASHINGTON DC Click Here to follow "Voting Rights" back in Time (1932) Click Here to follow "Voting Rights" forward in Time  Overturning a lower court which held that the Democratic party was NOT a government agency and therefore could deny blacks membership in the party, the US Supreme Court on this date in 1932 by a 5-4 decision held that the party was acting as a government agent by conducting primary elections, and blacks therefore were entitled to vote in party primaries.