Today is Monday, April 21, 2014
1873 - The Texas state legislature repealed the law authorizing the State Police. At least thirty-six State Police members became Texas Rangers. The Real Texas Rangers...not the baseball team, although both sets of Rangers share today as an anniversary in their history.
1888 - The Texas State Capitol in Austin opened to the public. Construction was not complete at the time of the opening. Love our state capitol building.
1906 - Frank Hamer enlisted in the Texas Rangers. He was successful in his assignment to track down the high-profile outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.
1972 - The Texas Rangers beat the Angels, 7-6, before a crowd of 20,105 in first game for the franchise at Arlington Stadium.
1993 - The first episode of "Walker, Texas Ranger" aired on CBS.
|Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking."|
~ George W. Bush