Vol MMXIII, No 264
September 21, 1971
Baseball Senators move to Texas
Renamed Texas Rangers
WASHINGTON DC (1971)
On this date in 1971, approval was obtained to move the Washington Senators to Texas. The new team, under manager Ted Williams, will locate near Six Flags in Arlington and be called The Texas Rangers.
Approval for the move required nine votes of the American League owners. The vote was one vote short, so Gene Autry was visited in his hospital bed in California, voted "yes" by proxy, and the move was approved.
Sam Houston shoots man in a duel in Kentucky
On this date in 1826, Sam Houston wounds General William A. White in a duel fought outside of Franklin, Kentucky.
General Cos lands in Texas.
On this date in 1846, word reaches Stephen F Austin that General Cos has landed in Texas. Austin dispatches riders to alert the population that the Revolution has begun.