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Posted 26 October 2006 - 08:20 AM

Texas native dies in heroic action

October 26th

On this day in 1944, Horace S. Carswell, Jr., died in China. He was flying a B-24 on a single-aircraft night mission against a Japanese convoy in the South China Sea. After his plane was seriously damaged--three of its engines were knocked out--instead of parachuting, he managed to gain enough altitude to reach land, where he ordered his crew to bail out. Carswell stayed with the B-24 and attempted a landing, but crashed with his copilot into a mountain...


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Posted 26 October 2006 - 05:29 PM

Fort Worth businessman Winfield Scott died on this day in 1911.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 03:02 PM

On this day in 1915 automaker Henry Ford opens an assembly plant at the corner of Commerce and East First Streets making the Model T car that was shipped in by rail from Detroit.

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 08:48 AM

On this day in 1972 the Worth Hotel is imploded. It had been a Fort Worth landmark for forty five years.

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 06:44 AM

In 1930 the last service is held at the First United Methodist Church located at West 7th and Taylor Streets. The congregation will shortly move to their current location a couple of blocks to the west.

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 06:47 AM

In 1933 at 7:18PM the first ever radio call from the Fort Worth Police Department goes out when two boys were stoning a house at 3454 Lovell Avenue as a Holloween prank.

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 06:36 AM

One hundred years ago today, the new 24 bed All Saints Episcopal Hospital is dedicated at the corner of West Magnolia and Eighth Avenue.

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 06:26 AM

On this day in 1909 plans are announced that a Baptist seminary will be built in Fort Worth.

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 10:21 PM

On this day in 1978 Charles Tandy dies. He will later be interred at the Tandy family crypt at Greenwood Cemetery.

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 08:40 AM

On this day in 1941 Fort Worth's very first professional ice hockey match is played before a crowd of 5,500 at Will Rogers Coliseum. The Fort Worth Rangers tied with the St. Paul Saints 2 - 2.

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 06:47 AM

On this day in 1923, Railroad Avenue is renamed West Rio Grande Avenue.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 07:03 AM

On this day in 1924, First Baptist pastor J. Frank Norris offers the Ku Klux Klan the use of the church's auditorium for their Friday night minstrel show since a suspicious fire had burned down their meeting hall at 1006 North Main the night before. However, the church had previously been rented out to a ladies musical group called The Euterpeans. The ladies refused to step aside and ended up filing a court injunction with the judgment in their favor.

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 05:57 AM

On this day in 1918, Rufus Coates becomes the last person to be legally executed by hanging in Fort Worth for the murder of Zella Faulk.

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 04:44 AM

On this day in 1979, T. Cullen Davis is found not guilty in the second murder for hire trial for the 1976 shootings at the Davis mansion in southwest Fort Worth.

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 06:33 AM

On this day in 1894, Ye Arlington Inn is destroyed by fire. The two year hotel was located at the top of the hill near the current intersection of Merrick and Bryce Streets and faced north.

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 09:48 AM

Fifty years ago today the first B-58 rolls off the assembly line at Convair.

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 08:54 AM

On this day in 1968, the City of Fort Worth esatblishes a bond agreement with the City of Dallas to build DFW International Airport.

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 07:42 PM

On this day in 1879, Mr. G. H. Herrell and Miss S. E. Pugh are married at the Trans-Continental Hotel located at the corner of Houston and Belknap Streets. At the reception that followed the ceremony, the groom was summoned for jury duty by Deputy Sheriff G. R. Isabell.

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 07:03 AM

On this day in 1936, the Frontier Centennial sadly comes to a close. This was considered a very big success by everyone involved despite taking a loss of $97,000. The extravaganza will be renamed the Frontier Fiesta for the upcoming year.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 06:22 AM

On this day in 1899, the City of Fort Worth approves the construction of the Jennings Avenue Viaduct at a cost of $33,000.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 03:43 PM

One hundred years ago today, the Liberty Bell arrives in Fort Worth on a flatbed railway car from Philadelphia on a stop that is part of a nationwide tour.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 01:38 PM

On this day in 1969, Fort Worth native Alan Bean becomes the fourth man to walk on the moon as part of the Apollo 12 crew.

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 02:13 AM

On this day in 1915, the entire Army air corps of the United States and all seven of their planes are in Fort Worth for dinner at the city's finest hotel, The Metropolitan. They are in route from Fort Sill, Oklahoma to their new headquarters in San Antonio.

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 10:33 AM

On this day in 1968, the Tarrant County Convention Center holds its grand opening gala with Bob Hope headlining.

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 12:19 PM

On this day in 1963, John Kennedy came to Fort Worth to spend the last night of his life before flying to Dallas in the morning.
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Posted 22 November 2006 - 08:41 AM

On this day in 1950, a car bomb explodes leaving Nelson Harris and his wife dead in their driveway at 3105 Wingate Street on Fort Worth's westside. The blast was heard as far as three miles away.

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 07:22 AM

On this day in 1982, the Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art opens the doors to its permanent home at 309 Main Street.

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 09:05 AM

On this day in 1978, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez play the Tarrant County Convention Center.

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 08:47 AM

On this day in 1946, the Fort Worth Opera stages its first production, La Traviata before a sellout crowd in the Will Rogers Auditorium.

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 09:06 AM

On this day in 1860, the citizens of Tarrant County hold a mass meeting in Fort Worth to consider what action should be taken as the result of Abraham Lincoln being elected the President of the United States.

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 06:08 AM

On this day in 1927, the Worth Theater opens at West Seventh and Taylor Streets. The first movie shown is 'She's A Sheik'.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 06:28 AM

On this day in 1876, Fort Worth Mayor W. P. Burts donates land at the northeast corner of Rusk (Commerce) and East Second Streets for a city hall, jail and fire station. It will later become known as Fire Station Number 1. In 1979 the city leased the property to Panther City Development Company for ninety-nine years as long as it is restored and maintained.

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 06:24 AM

On this day in 1980, Dionne Warwick performs with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at the Tarrant County Convention Center Theater.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 07:28 AM

In the year of 1949 that included the historic flood in May, this day marked the end of the driest weather on record for Fort Worth. This day was the last of 143 days without rain.

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 06:10 AM

On this day in 1950, the Ridglea Theater opens at 6025 Camp Bowie Boulevard.

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 08:17 AM

On this day in 1910, the Fort Worth High School located at Jennings and Daggett is totally destroyed by fire.

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 09:00 AM

On this day in 1937, the Fort Worth City Council votes to restore all city employee salaries back to their pre-depression rate of pay that had been reduced in 1931.

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 06:26 AM

On this day in 1992 and for the next three days the USA Tennis Team will play Switzerland in the Davis Cup Finals held at the Tarrant County Convention Center. The USA will win by three matches to one.

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 10:14 AM

On this day in 1921, Swift Packing House employee Fred Rouse crosses the picket line choosing to work instead of striking. Angry strikers approach him and he pulls out a pistol and wounds two of them. After being arrested by the police, the mob manages to get him and beat him till he is unconscious. He is hospitalized with guards around the clock but somehow six days later he is kidnapped from his room and later found hanging from a tree near North Twelfth Street (now Northside Drive) and Samuels Avenue full of bullet holes.

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 06:46 AM

On this day in 1933 and just two days after Prohibition ended, Fort Worth's newest night club called the Hanger premiers on the 14th floor of the Hotel Texas. Reservations were required with a $2.00 cover charge. Dinner was served at eight o'clock followed with a very elaborate floor show featuring Earl Burtnett and the Coconut Grove Orchestra. The club only lasted for about a year when the City Fire Marshall closed it down stating that the decor was too much of a fire hazard.

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 06:18 AM

On this day in 1988, Neil Diamond performs the first of three shows at the Tarrant County Convention Center.

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 08:28 AM

Thirty years ago today, the Equitable General Insurance Comapny breaks ground for their new twin nine story office towers.

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 09:22 AM

On this day in 1894, General F. M. Clarke is walking down Houston Street. He steps aside to avoid a streetcar and slips in the mud, causing him to fall and dislocate his shoulder.

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 10:42 PM

QUOTE(fwpcman @ Nov 29 2006, 06:24 AM) View Post

On this day in 1980, Dionne Warwick performs with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at the Tarrant County Convention Center Theater.



They NEED to bring that back.
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Posted 11 December 2006 - 12:38 AM

QUOTE(safly @ Dec 11 2006, 12:42 AM) View Post

QUOTE(fwpcman @ Nov 29 2006, 06:24 AM) View Post

On this day in 1980, Dionne Warwick performs with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at the Tarrant County Convention Center Theater.



They NEED to bring that back.


Safly, do you want to bring back; Dionne Warwick, The FWSO, or the TCCC Theater?

Dionne is still touring: http://www.dionnewarwick.info/

The Orchestra regularly kicks tail.

But the theater is long gone. Bass Hall is the new and improved replacement venue.

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 06:32 AM

On this day in 1879, Amon G. Carter is born in Crafton, Texas. He will become one of the most influential and visioned people of the twentieth century for the city of Fort Worth. His legacy still lives on today.

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 05:54 AM

On this day in 1887, nothing happened in Fort Worth.

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 07:31 AM

I have a plaque on my house that commemorates that fact!! rotflmao.gif

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 07:58 AM

QUOTE(fwpcman @ Dec 12 2006, 05:54 AM) View Post

On this day in 1887, nothing happened in Fort Worth.


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Posted 14 December 2006 - 08:26 AM

Leonard Brothers opens in Fort Worth

On this day in 1918, J. Marvin Leonard, "Mr. Marvin," opened his first store in Fort Worth.

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