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Stevie Ray Vaughan played at Antone’s.
Kim Grossman, Pedernales EC | Jonestown
The winning lottery ticket was being passed across the counter.
Julia Bryant, South Plains EC | Spur
Neil Armstrong famously landed on the moon.
LeAnn Holt, Grayson-Collin EC | Allen
The northern lights put on their very best show.
Patsy Henderson | Via Facebook
To see if Davy Crockett survived the Alamo battle.
Craig Massouh, Pedernales EC | Sattler
My granddad asked my grandma to marry him.
Sherry Crecraft Krupinski | Via Facebook
The Fort Worth Zoo released baby horny toads.
Dorothy Schulze Pool | Via Facebook
Cuero had the last Turkey Trot in October of 1972.
W. Grant Braly, Guadalupe Valley EC | Cuero
They landed on the moon.
Barbara Allen Parmer | Via Facebook
Gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in California in 1848.
Barbara Boyne, Pedernales EC | Lago Vista
Gasoline was 25 cents per gallon.
Barbara Brinkmann | Via Facebook
The pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, to see how grateful they were to finally get off that boat and bathe in fresh water.
Judy Brightman, Bandera EC | Boerne
The American soldiers rescued those in the Nazi prison camps.
Judy Long | Via Facebook
Apollo 11 took off from Florida. What a sight that must have been—going to the moon.
Jane Patterson, Bowie-Cass EC | Texarkana
On the day of President John F. Kennedy’s funeral.
Helen Smith | Via Facebook
My mother died. I was in Germany serving my country when I received the news she was very ill and dying. But I could not get home in time before she passed away.
Frankie J. Hail, Guadalupe Valley EC | New Braunfels
The cherry blossoms are at their peak in Washington, D.C.
Opal Brown | Via Facebook
Ships would sail the Rio Grande.
Pablo Sanchez, Magic Valley EC | Harlingen
John Glenn returned from outer space—the beginning of space travel we could never have imagined.
Beverly Linney | Via Facebook
Japan formally surrendered to the Allies aboard the USS Missouri on September 2, 1945, to end World War II.
Barry Stevens, Pedernales EC | Georgetown
The first insulators were used. They are so pretty—collectibles.
Mattie Woodfin Borders | Via Facebook
They signed the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836.
Françoise Wilson, Central Texas EC | Kerrville
The original Armadillo World Headquarters was in full swing.
Cheryl Mesmer | Via Facebook
Elvis stepped out on each and every stage.
Janice Conway, Trinity Valley EC | Kaufman
Electricity was installed in rural areas.
June Jones | Via Facebook
Hernán Cortés and Moctezuma met for the first time.
Johnny Miller, Central Texas EC | Fredericksburg
The Big Bang happened.
Roger Barrow | Via Facebook
Amherst’s Main Street was the place to be on Saturday night—before the theater, bowling alley, barber and beauty shops, five-and-dime, and drugstore closed.
Jacquelyn Miller, Lamb County EC | Amherst
Studio 54 was bumping.
Marne O’Connor, Central Texas EC | Fredericksburg
In 1948, when George Jacob “Porky” Chedwick spun his first record on AM radio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He put Black music on the air.
Anthony Murphy, Trinity Valley EC | Heartland
Thomas Edison got the lightbulb to light up.
Connie Cox, Farmers EC | Klondike