Texas Landmarks and Legacies - Today in Texas History
Vol MMXVII, No 344 December 10, 1977 Saturday Evening
Congresswoman Barbara Jordan will not run again
Today in Sports
Mets trade Ryan to Angels in 4 player deal
LOS ANGELES CA Click Here to follow "Nolan Ryan" back in Time (1971) Click Here to follow "Nolan Ryan" forward in Time  In probably the best trade in the history of the California Angels, the New York Mets traded four players, including outfielder, Leroy Stanton and picture Nolan Ryan for shortstop Jim Fergosi. Ryan went on to pitch three no-hitters for the Angels, and lead his team to the American League Championship.    More about "Nolan Ryan" on the Web

Jordan announcement
WASHINGTON DC Click Here to follow "Barbara Jordan" back in Time(1977)Click Here to follow "Barbara Jordan" forward in Time  Congresswoman Barbara Jordan of Houston, annouced on this date in 1977, that she would not seek reelection to Congress. She had served in Congress since 1973. Jordan was the first black woman ever to serve as State Senator, and was also a member of the House Watergate Committee which eventually forced Richard Nixon to resign his Presidency under a looming impeacement vote by the committee.
Capitol Desk
Sam Houston crosses the Red River into Texas
TEXARKANA Click Here to follow "Sam Houston" back in Time (1832) Click Here to follow "Sam Houston" forward in Time  On this date in 1832, Sam Houston, former US Congressman and Governor of Tennessee, crosses the Red River and enters Texas for the first time. He is sent to Texas as an envoy of President Andrew Jackson. In route to Texas, he meets Washington Irving.   More about "Sam Houston" on the Web

Pres Houston Ends Term, Lamar is new President
HARRISBURG Click Here to follow "The Republic" back in Time (1838) Click Here to follow "The Republic" forward in Time  On this date in 1838, Sam Houston turns over the Presidency to Vice-President Mirabeau B. Lamar after two years. In that time Houston has stabilized the currency, secured the borders, and gained recognition by the United States.   More about "The Republic" on the Web

Entertainment Desk
Rocky Mountain Christmas airs on ABC
DENVER CO Click Here to follow "John Denver" back in Time (1975) Click Here to follow "John Denver" forward in Time  On this date in 1975, John Denver's Christmas television special "Rocky Mountain Christmas" aired on the ABC network. Guests included Olivia Newton-John ("Fly Away"), Valarie Harper and Steve Martin. The show was watched by over 65 million people, the largest audience for any ABC music program in history (at the time).   More about "John Denver" on the Web

Military Desk
General Cos surrenders. San Antonio quiet.
SAN ANTONIO Click Here to follow "Revolution" back in Time (1835) Click Here to follow "Revolution" forward in Time  Aided by Ben Milam's force of 300, the Mexican forces under General Cos, surrendered to the Texas forces under General Burleson at San Antonio on this date in 1835.

Society Desk
Richard King marries Henrietta Chamberlain
BROWNSVILLE Click Here to follow "King Ranch" back in Time (1854) Click Here to follow "King Ranch" forward in Time  On this date in 1854, 30 year old Richard King, future founder of the King Ranch, married Henrietta M Chamberlain. Together, the couple would have five children. Richard King, born in New York came to Texas to fight in the Mexican American war, but remained, founding a riverboat company along the Rio Grande, and thereafter acquiring land for his cattle business. The King Ranch remains today as the largest ranch in Texas.   More about "King Ranch" on the Web