Vol 8, No 52
February 21, 1846
Sam Houston is elected US Senator from Texas
Senator Sam Houston
On this date in 1846, General Sam Houston former President of the Republic of Texas and commander of the forces at San Jacinto, is elected US Senator from Texas.
Governor declares George Forman day
On this date in 1973, the Governor of Texas, Dolph Briscoe declared this as George Forman Day presenting Forman with a Texas flag. Forman, born in Marshall in northeast Texas, won a Gold Medal in boxing at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico city, and later became the Heavyweight boxing champion of the world. He lost his title on Oct 29, 1974 in Zaire to Muhammad Ali.
Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt born in Waco
On this date in 1979, actress Jennifer Love Hewitt was born in Waco. She was raised in Nolanville until she was ten, when she and her mother moved to Los Angeles to further Jennifer's career. She appeared in twenty commercials, before landing a roll in Disney's "Kids Incorporated". She starred in the hit movie "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and it's sequel. She played the starring roll in "The Audrey Hepburn Story", and in 2005 landed the starring roll of the hit television series "Ghost Whisperer". Jennifer has also had a successful singing career, with several albums as a top forty hit "BareNaked".
Communists must register with the State Police
On this date in 1951, Texas voters passed a law requiring all communists in the state to register with the State Police. Fines up to $10,000 could be issued for failure to register.