Texas Landmarks and Legacies - Today in Texas History
Vol MMXVII, No 158 June 7, 1978 Wednesday Evening
Barbara Jordan to go with UT Grad School
Today in Sports
Rangers pick Kenny Rogers in the 39th Round
ARLINGTON Click Here to follow "Texas Rangers" back in Time (1982) Click Here to follow "Texas Rangers" forward in Time  On this date in 1982, in the 39th round of the Major League Baseball draft, the Texas Rangers pick Kenny Rogers, a left hander from Plant City High School in Florida. He only played ball in his senior year and then only as a short stop. In 1994, Rogers would become the only left-hander in American League history to pitch a perfect game.    More about "Texas Rangers" on the Web

Jordan to LBJ School
WASHINGTON DC Click Here to follow "Barbara Jordan" back in Time(1978)Click Here to follow "Barbara Jordan" forward in Time  Having announced her retirement from Congress, Barbara Jordan announced on this date in 1978, that she has accepted a position as a Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs in Austin.
   Jordan was the first black woman to serve as state senator in Texas. In Congress, Jordan served on the House Judiciary Committee and played a major roll in investigating the Watergate affair, which eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
   In 1975, Barbara Jordan was selected as the Democratic Woman of the Year.