Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day May 2nd

On May 2nd in 1874, Governor Richard Coke appointed John B. Jones to command the new Frontier Battalion of Texas Rangers, a move that had a lasting impact on law enforcement in the state. Fast forward to 1922, WBAP-AM began broadcasting in north Texas, marking a new era in radio communication.

During World War II in 1942, the construction of the Childress Army Airfield was announced. This training school played a crucial role in preparing bombardiers for the war effort.

In a tragic turn of events in 1993, authorities recovered the remains of David Koresh from the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, TX. This event marked a dark moment in Texas history.