Texas Landmarks and Legacies - Today in Texas History
Vol MMXVII, No 315 November 11, 1807 Wednesday Evening
Dice Toss leads to Hanging
Disobeying the King
LAREDO Click Here to follow "Philip Nolan" back in Time(1807)   Being one of nine survivor's of the Philip Nolan expedition defeated near Blum, Ephraim Blackburn, now a prisoner in Chihuahua, throws the dice, and is the unlucky man to be hanged. The expedition was in direction violate of the King of Spains orders against Anglo's entering Mexico (and therefore East Texas as well).