Vol 8, No 221
August 9, 1965
Austin to be location of the LBJ Library
UT gets LBJ Library
On this date in 1965, it was announced that Austin would be the location of the President Lyndon B Johnson Presidential Library. Soon after, the new LBJ Library was built on the eastern edge of the University of Texas.
The library and museum house the papers and artifacts of the 36th President of the United States.
Morse Withdraws his Gift of the Telegraph
In a letter dated this date in 1860, Samuel Morse respectfully withdraws his offer of a Gift to Texas of the Telegraph, which was offered to Texas 20 years before, but never formally accepted by Texas as national or state.
Austin to run for Texas President
SAN FELIPE (1836)
On this date in 1836, a letter was made public in which Stephen F Austin gave his consent to run for President of the Republic of Texas. In the election that followed, however, Austin was defeated by the commander the San Jacinto victory, General Sam Houston.
First Stage for San Diego departs San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO (1857)
On this date in 1857, the first overland mail stagecoach left San Antonio bound for San Diego.