1601 – Spanish explorer Juan de Oñate began an expedition in search of riches. The search took him across the Texas Panhandle. 20140623
1819 – A provisional Texas government declared independence from Spain.
1919 – The Texas House passed the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote. The Texas Senate passed the amendment on June 28.
1931 – Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off in an attempt to fly around the world. The trip took 8 days, 15 hours and 51 minutes. Post was a Texas native born in Cornith, Van Zandt County.
1950 – The Texas Secretary of State granted Harmon Dobson the “Whataburger” trademark.
|In Texas, we have the death penalty, and we use it. That’s right. If you come to Texas and kill somebody, we will kill you back.|
– Ron White, comedian