Vol 8, No 146
May 25, 1956
President Speaks at Baylor Commencement
Born This Date
Olympic Gold Medalist K.C.Jones born in Taylor
On this date in 1932, K.C. Jones was born in Taylor, Texas. In 1955 and 1956, K.C. and teammate Bill Russell let The University of San Francisco to two NCAA National Championships. In the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne Australia, K.C. and Russell led the American Basketball team to Olympic Gold.
President Visits Waco
On this date in 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke at the Commencement exercises of Baylor University in Waco. Eisenhower himself receives an honoray Doctor of Law degree by the University.
Mission Established in East Texas
On this date in 1690, Texas' first mission, Mission San Francisco de los Tejas, is established in the Piney Woods of East Texas. Three centuries later, the site would be a state park.