Vol 8, No 67
March 8, 1965
Sen. Yarborough protests Alabama Police Tactics
Senator Blasts Wallace
WASHINGTON DC (1965)
On this date in 1965, Texas Senator Ralph Yarborough in reference to the Civil Rights march in Selma, delcared "Shame on you, George Wallace, for the wet ropes that bruised the muscles, for the bullwhips that cut the flesh, for the clubs that broke the bones, for the tear gas that blinded, burned and choked into insensibility!"
First Post Office opens in Texas
The First US Post Office in Texas opened in East Hamilton (Shelby County) on this date in 1847.