Texas Landmarks and Legacies - Today in Texas History
Vol MMXVII, No 353 December 19, 1859 Monday Evening
Former Texas President Mirabeau Lamar dies
Today in Sports
The First Bluebonnet Bowl played in Houston
HOUSTON   (1959)    The first Bluebonnet Bowl was played on this date in 1959 at Rice Stadium. On this first game, Clemson beat TCU 23 to 7.    More about "Bowl Games" on the Web

Born This Date
Phil Ochs born in El Paso
EL PASO   (1940) Click Here to follow "Phil Ochs" forward in Time  On this date, folk singer and songwriter Phil Ochs is born in El Paso. His best known song, "There But for Fortune" help to launch the singing career of Joan Baez into the national spotlight.    More about "Phil Ochs on the Web

Mirabeau Lamar dies
RICHMOND VA  (1859)   On this date in 1859, for President of the Republic of Texas, Mirabeau B Lamar, died at his home in Richmond, Virginia (now West Virginia).
Capitol Desk
Texas Congress declares Rio Grande as the Border
SAN FELIPE Click Here to follow "Borders" back in Time (1836) Click Here to follow "Borders" forward in Time  On this date in 1836, the Texas Congress declared the Rio Grande River to be the southern boundary for the Republic of Texas.

Society Desk
Philip Nolan and Frances Lintot are married
NATCHEZ LA Click Here to follow "Philip Nolan" back in Time (1799) Click Here to follow "Philip Nolan" forward in Time  On this date in 1799, Philip Nolan married Frances Lintot, daughter of a prominent Natchez planter. Nolan had made several excursions into Texas rounding up wild mustangs to sell to the Louisiana militia, even meeting with the Spanish governor in San Antonio. But within a year and a half, Nolan would die in a battle with the Spanish army somewhere near Blum in present day Hill County.   More about "Philip Nolan" on the Web