Vol MMXVII, No 363
December 29, 1897
Singer, Composer, Julius Bledsoe born in Waco
Julius Bledsoe born
On this date in 1897, Singer and Composer Julius Bledsoe is born in Waco. In 1927 her performed as Joe in Jerome Kern's Showboat. His performance of "Ol Man River" in that musical, immediately made the song an American Classic.
Texas Becomes the 28th State of the U.S.
ON this date in 1845, the United States Congress accepted the Texas state constituion, and Texas becomes the 28th State.