Texas Landmarks and Legacies - Today in Texas History
Vol 8, No 67 March 8, 1965 Monday Evening
Sen. Yarborough protests Alabama Police Tactics
Country Artist Stuart Hamblen dies
LOS ANGELES CA Click Here to follow "Stuart Hamblen" back in Time  (1989)     On this date in 1989, Texas born country Music star Stuart Hamblen died in California. He received numerous awards for his work, which included "This Old House", and "But I'll Be Chasin' Women". In 1970, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. See "Stuart Hamblen" Page 1D

Born This Date
Cyd Charisse born in Amarillo
AMARILLO   (1932) Click Here to follow "Cyd Charisse" forward in Time  On this date in 1932, Tula Ellice Finklea was born in Amarillo. Her brother had trouble pronouncing "sis", and called her "Sid", a name her Hollywood producers changed to "Cyd" to give it more mysery.
   In 1939 she married Nico Charisse, and was thereafter known as Cyd Charisse. The marriage lasted 7 years. Soon thereafter she married Tony Martin. She had one son by each marriage.
   Cyd Charisse performed in dozens of movies, most notably "Singing in the Rain" and "Brigadoon". She continue her career appearing numerous times on television including the Love Boat and Frazier. She died in 2008.
   More about "Cyd Charisse on the Web

Senator Blasts Wallace
WASHINGTON DC Click Here to follow "Ralph Yarborough" back in Time(1965)   On this date in 1965, Texas Senator Ralph Yarborough in reference to the Civil Rights march in Selma, delcared "Shame on you, George Wallace, for the wet ropes that bruised the muscles, for the bullwhips that cut the flesh, for the clubs that broke the bones, for the tear gas that blinded, burned and choked into insensibility!"
Capitol Desk
First Post Office opens in Texas
NACOGDOCHES   (1847)    The First US Post Office in Texas opened in East Hamilton (Shelby County) on this date in 1847.