Texas Landmarks and Legacies - Today in Texas History
Vol MMXVII, No 363 December 29, 1897 Wednesday Evening
Singer, Composer, Julius Bledsoe born in Waco
Julius Bledsoe born
WACO  (1897)Click Here to follow "Julius Bledsoe" forward in Time  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. More of "Julius Bledsoe" on the Web
Political Desk
Texas Becomes the 28th State of the U.S.
AUSTIN Click Here to follow "Statehood" back in Time (1845) Click Here to follow "Statehood" forward in Time  ON this date in 1845, the United States Congress accepted the Texas state constituion, and Texas becomes the 28th State.