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Feb. 11, 1854—166 years ago today--the Texas Legislature appropriated $17,500 to build the Governor’s Mansion in Austin. The work was completed on June 14, 1856. The mansion has been home to every governor since, including Sam Houston and George W. Bush. On June 8, 2008, while undergoing some restoration work, the mansion was heavily damaged by a fire that was set deliberately. Repairs were completed in July 2012 at a cost of about $25 million. The Legislature appropriated $21.5 million and private donations covered the other $3.5 million.

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1 hour ago, El Diablo said:

Feb. 11, 1854—166 years ago today--the Texas Legislature appropriated $17,500 to build the Governor’s Mansion in Austin. The work was completed on June 14, 1856. The mansion has been home to every governor since, including Sam Houston and George W. Bush. On June 8, 2008, while undergoing some restoration work, the mansion was heavily damaged by a fire that was set deliberately. Repairs were completed in July 2012 at a cost of about $25 million. The Legislature appropriated $21.5 million and private donations covered the other $3.5 million.

Did they catch the rat bastard ?

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33 minutes ago, Onboard 2.0 said:

Did they catch the rat bastard ?

HAHAHAHAHA....yeah....no.

Our fine DPS officers were busy sitting at their post, rubbing one out to what I'm sure was bland and pathetic porn, instead of, you know, watching for a dude who threw a freaking molotov cocktail on the front porch.  So, nobody even got a look at the guy.

So, now we have multiple armed DPS troopers, with ARs and all the latest tactical gear, standing guard at multiple locations.  Nothing like overkill, when the actual solution would have been as simple as "so, when you're on ''guard duty,' it's a good idea to, like, look around."

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4 minutes ago, Brisketexan said:

HAHAHAHAHA....yeah....no.

Our fine DPS officers were busy sitting at their post, rubbing one out to what I'm sure was bland and pathetic porn, instead of, you know, watching for a dude who threw a freaking molotov cocktail on the front porch.  So, nobody even got a look at the guy.

So, now we have multiple armed DPS troopers, with ARs and all the latest tactical gear, standing guard at multiple locations.  Nothing like overkill, when the actual solution would have been as simple as "so, when you're on ''guard duty,' it's a good idea to, like, look around."

That was a sneaky, Reichtstag like plan there by DPS....

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1975 Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for leadership of the British Conservative Party

1979 Iran's premier Bakhtiar resigns, Ayatollah Khomeini seizes power

1990 In a huge upset, James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10th round in Tokyo, Japan to win the world heavyweight boxing title

2013 Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415

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38 minutes ago, Brisketexan said:

HAHAHAHAHA....yeah....no.

Our fine DPS officers were busy sitting at their post, rubbing one out to what I'm sure was bland and pathetic porn, instead of, you know, watching for a dude who threw a freaking molotov cocktail on the front porch.  So, nobody even got a look at the guy.

So, now we have multiple armed DPS troopers, with ARs and all the latest tactical gear, standing guard at multiple locations.  Nothing like overkill, when the actual solution would have been as simple as "so, when you're on ''guard duty,' it's a good idea to, like, look around."

After 150 years I can see how a little complacency might set in for the guys who drew that assignment.

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6 hours ago, HouTex said:

1990 In a huge upset, James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10th round in Tokyo, Japan to win the world heavyweight boxing title

I was skiing in Lake Tahoe that weekend, we wanted to bet on the fight but the only thing you could be on was what round the fight would end - no line for either Tyson or Douglas, because no money was coming in on the underdog

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February 13, 1977—43 years ago today—legendary Texas Ranger M. T. “Lone Wolf” Gonzaullas died in Dallas at the age of 85. Gonzaullas joined the Rangers in 1920 and served from the Red River to the Rio Grande and from El Paso to the Sabine River during the 1920s and 1930s. In 1933, Gov. Miriam “Ma” Ferguson fired Gonzaullas and most of his colleagues. To remove the rangers from direct control of the governor’s office, the Legislature created the independent Department of Public Safety in August 1935, and made the Texas Rangers a division of the agency. Gonzaullas was named to head the DPS Bureau of Intelligence, creating a crime laboratory and introducing scientific testing to criminal investigations, but in 1940 resigned to rejoin the Rangers, becoming the first Hispanic to rise to the rank of captain in the reconstituted force. He retired in 1951 and went to Hollywood where he worked as a technical consultant for TV programs and films. He was also involved in the founding of the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco.

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Feb. 18, 1970, the "Chicago Seven" defendants were found not guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic national convention; five were convicted of violating the Anti-Riot Act of 1968 (those convictions were later reversed).

 

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1846 Texas state government formally installed in Austin

1884 Enigma outbreak of tornadoes in Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana kill 800 people

1910 Typhoid Mary [Mary Mallon] is freed from her first periods of forced isolation and goes on to cause several further outbreaks of typhoid in the New York area

1942 FDR orders detention & internment of all west-coast Japanese-Americans

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1903 Due to drought the US side of Niagara Falls runs short of water

1942 World War II: President Franklin Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defenses collapse, prompting MacArthur's famous line "I shall return."

1980 "Miracle on Ice": US ice hockey team beats heavily favoured Soviet Union, 4-3 at Lake Placid in one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history; Americans go on to win gold medal

1997 Dolly the Sheep, world's first cloned mammal (from an adult cell) is announced by the Roslin Institute in Scotland

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1455 Johannes Gutenberg prints his first Bible (estimated date)

1836 Alamo besieged for 13 days until March 6 by Mexican army under General Santa Anna; entire garrison eventually killed

1847 Battle of Buena Vista Mexico; Zachary Taylor defeats Mexicans

1904 United States acquires control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million

1945 US Marines raise American flag on top of Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima. Photo of which by Joe Rosenthall later became iconic, inspiring the Marine Corps War Memorial sculpture

1954 1st mass inoculation against polio with Salk vaccine (Pittsburgh)

1985 Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight throws a chair during a game

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Thanks for taking the time to post these dates gentlemen.  Always interesting to see the ebb, and flow of events, time and place.

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