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Today In Texas History – September 19

1846 – The last issue of the La Grange Intelligencer was published.

1863 – In Georgia, the two-day battle of Chickamauga began. The battle included Hood’s Texas Brigade and Terry’s Texas Rangers.

1864 – Florence Thornton Butt was born. Her Kerrville grocery store led to her son’s development of the H-E-B grocery store chain.

1942 – Del Valle Army Air Base was activated. On November 11, 1943, the base was renamed Bergstrom Field.

2005 – Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith were inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor.

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Today In Old West History

September 19, 1827 — After a duel turns into an all-out brawl on this day in 1827, Jim Bowie disembowels a banker in Alexandria, Louisiana, with an early version of his famous Bowie knife. The actual inventor of the Bowie knife, however, was probably not Jim Bowie, but rather his equally belligerent brother, Rezin Bowie, who reportedly came up with the design after nearly being killed in a vicious knife fight.

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