Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day April 27th

April 27th in 1895, the final issue of the weekly newspaper Rolling Stone was published in Austin, TX by William Sydney Porter, also known as O. Henry. This marked the end of an era for the publication.

In 1907, a tragic event occurred in Hemming, TX when a tornado struck, killing seven people and destroying all but one of the town’s buildings. It was a devastating moment for the community.

Fast forward to 1950, the Barker Texas History Center opened on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, later renamed the Eugene C. Barker Texas History Collection. This center has played a crucial role in preserving the history of the state.

In 1983, Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros made history by breaking a 55-year-old major league baseball record when he struck out his 3,509th batter of his career. A remarkable achievement for the legendary pitcher.

In 2015, Josh Hamilton was officially traded back to the Texas Rangers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for cash or a player to be named later. A significant moment for baseball fans in Texas.

To sum it up, Texas has a rich history filled with milestones and events that have shaped the state into what it is today. From tragic tornadoes to baseball records being broken, the Lone Star State has seen it all.

As filmmaker Robert Rodriguez once said, “People don’t live in Austin to work, they work to live there.” This sentiment captures the essence of Texas and the way of life in this vibrant state.

Stay tuned for more fascinating facts about Texas history as we continue to explore the past and celebrate the legacy of this remarkable state. Like and share if you love learning about Texas history!