Texas Landmarks and Legacies - Today in Texas History
Vol MMXVII, No 63 March 4, 1861 Monday Evening
Lincoln becomes President
South Considers Split
WASHINGTON DC  (1861)   On this date in 1861, Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated President of the United State. Following Lincoln's election, twelve southern states talk of secession from the Federal Union. More of "Washington Politics" on the Web
Entertainment Desk
Elvis performs at DeKalb H.S. Auditorium
DEKALB Click Here to follow "Elvis" back in Time (1955) Click Here to follow "Elvis" forward in Time  On this date in 1955, Elvis Presley performed at the High School Auditorium in DeKalb. The next night, he appeared on The Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport.

Military Desk
Sam Houston is made Commander of Texas army
NAVASOTA Click Here to follow "Texas Revolution" back in Time (1836) Click Here to follow "Texas Revolution" forward in Time  On this date in 1836, Sam Houston is appointed Major General of the Army of the Republic of Texas including regular, volunteer, and militia. Houston takes command immediately and begins to organize the army.   More about "Texas Revolution" on the Web