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Dallas, Texas, USA

"Dallas, a flourishing town, capital of Dallas co., Tex., on Trinity River, about a mile below the mouth of the West Fork, and on the Houston & Texas Central Railroad where it crosses the Texas & Pacific Railroad, 265 miles N.N.W. of Houston, and 73 miles S. of Denison. It is the most important place in Northern Texas. It contains a court-house, a convent, 10 national banks, several other banks, the Dallas Female College, a post-office of the first class, a Jewish synagogue, 33 churches, the Dallas College, a medical institute, 3 iron-foundries, 2 grain-elevators, 6 flour-mills, 2 planing-mills, a cotton-factory, a woollen factory, 3 soap-factories, gas-works, electric-light works, &c. Two daily and 7 weekly newspapers are published here. Pop, in 1890, 38,067."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott



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  • 1841 - Dallas, Texas founded

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  • 1854 - Dallas
    Dallas, a thriving post- village, capital of Dallas county, Texas, on the Trinity river, just below the mouth of the Elm fork, about 215 miles N. N....Read MORE...


  • 1856 - February 2 – Dallas, Texas is incorporated as a city.

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    February 2, 1856

  • 1895 - Dallas
    Dallas, a flourishing town, capital of Dallas co., Tex., on Trinity River, about a mile below the mouth of the West Fork, and on the Houston & Texas...Read MORE...


  • Dallas, Texas, USA
    Titche-Goettinger Bldg., Dallas, Texas
  • Dallas, Texas, USA
    Main Street, showing City National Bank, Dallas, Texas
  • News 1916 - FOUR KILLED WHEN AWNING COLLAPSES. WERE WATCHING PREPAREDNESS PARADE WHEN HEAVY SHADE GIVES WAY. MANY OTHERS HURT.
    IMMENSE CROWD MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR AID TO REACH INJURED AT ONCE.

    Dallas, May 30. - Four persons were killed, two of them instantly, when a...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Dallas, a city, capital of Dallas co., Tex., on the Trinity River, about a mile below the mouth of the West Fork, and on the Gulf. Colorado and Santa ...Read MORE...


  • Dallas, Texas, USA
    Race Track, State Fair Park, Dallas, Texas
  • 1922 - March 13 - WRR-AM in Dallas TX begins radio transmissions

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  • 1929 - December 21 - 1st group hospital insurance plan offered (Dallas Tx)

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  • News 1930 - Downtown Blaze Sweeps Through Block - Thousands See $100,000 Fire Defy Fighters - Radio Exaggeration of Size Adds to Crowd; Full Crew Called.
    Two Dare Death
    Busses Driven Through Flaming Wall; Barrels Blast in Volley.

    With exploding paint barrels throwing flames high into the air, fire...Read MORE...


  • News 1932 - FOUR PERISH, FIVE HURT IN DALLAS HOTEL FIRE. ALARM SOUNDED BY GIRL SAVES MANY LIVES. VICTIMS TRAPPED WHILE ASLEEP IN SMALL SECOND STORY DOWNTOWN HOTEL.
    Dallas, March 22. (AP) - Four men, two of them cripples were trapped in their rooms and burned to death early today when fire swept the Elm Hotel, a...Read MORE...


  • News 1946 - June 21 - 10 die in fire at Baker Hotel, Dallas Texas

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    June 21, 1946

  • 1949 - September 17 - WFAA TV channel 8 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

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  • News 1957 - TORNADO RAKES DALLAS 10 DIE; MANY MISSING. 196 Injured; Damage Heavy.
    By Whitey Sawyer
    DALLAS (AP) - A huge, black tornado whirled and roared over a deadly, 21-mile path across Dallas yesterday as thousands watched in...Read MORE...


  • News 1958 - January 30 - 1st 2-way moving sidewalk in service, Dallas Tx

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    January 30, 1958

  • News 1964 - March 14 - Dallas, Texas; Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald's murder

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    March 14, 1964

  • January 16, 1964 - Fort Worth, TX, received 7.5 inches of snow, and Dallas reported a foot of snow.

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  • News 1972 - EXPLOSION WRECKS CHEMICAL PLANT.
    Dallas (AP) - Eight persons were killed Wednesday when tons of a volatile chemical exploded in a chemical plant, hurling steel girders, concrete and...Read MORE...




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Main Street, showing City National Bank, Dallas, Texas

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  • 1841 - Dallas, Texas founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Dallas
    Dallas, a thriving post- village, capital of Dallas county, Texas, on the Trinity river, just below the mouth of the Elm fork, about 215 miles N. N.... Read MORE...

  • 1856 - February 2 – Dallas, Texas is incorporated as a city.

    www.wikipedia.org
    February 2, 1856
  • 1895 - Dallas
    Dallas, a flourishing town, capital of Dallas co., Tex., on Trinity River, about a mile below the mouth of the West Fork, and on the Houston & Texas... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Dallas, a city, capital of Dallas co., Tex., on the Trinity River, about a mile below the mouth of the West Fork, and on the Gulf. Colorado and Santa ... Read MORE...

  • News  1916 - FOUR KILLED WHEN AWNING COLLAPSES. WERE WATCHING PREPAREDNESS PARADE WHEN HEAVY SHADE GIVES WAY. MANY OTHERS HURT.
    IMMENSE CROWD MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR AID TO REACH INJURED AT ONCE.

    Dallas, May 30. - Four persons were killed, two of them instantly, when a... Read MORE...

  • 1922 - March 13 - WRR-AM in Dallas TX begins radio transmissions

    historyorb.com
  • 1929 - December 21 - 1st group hospital insurance plan offered (Dallas Tx)

    historyorb.com
  • News  1930 - Downtown Blaze Sweeps Through Block - Thousands See $100,000 Fire Defy Fighters - Radio Exaggeration of Size Adds to Crowd; Full Crew Called.
    Two Dare Death
    Busses Driven Through Flaming Wall; Barrels Blast in Volley.

    With exploding paint barrels throwing flames high into the air, fire... Read MORE...

  • News  1932 - FOUR PERISH, FIVE HURT IN DALLAS HOTEL FIRE. ALARM SOUNDED BY GIRL SAVES MANY LIVES. VICTIMS TRAPPED WHILE ASLEEP IN SMALL SECOND STORY DOWNTOWN HOTEL.
    Dallas, March 22. (AP) - Four men, two of them cripples were trapped in their rooms and burned to death early today when fire swept the Elm Hotel, a... Read MORE...

  • News  1946 - June 21 - 10 die in fire at Baker Hotel, Dallas Texas

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    June 21, 1946
  • 1949 - September 17 - WFAA TV channel 8 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com
  • News  1957 - TORNADO RAKES DALLAS 10 DIE; MANY MISSING. 196 Injured; Damage Heavy.
    By Whitey Sawyer
    DALLAS (AP) - A huge, black tornado whirled and roared over a deadly, 21-mile path across Dallas yesterday as thousands watched in... Read MORE...

  • News  1958 - January 30 - 1st 2-way moving sidewalk in service, Dallas Tx

    historyorb.com
    January 30, 1958
  • 1963 - November 22 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas
    On Friday, November 22, 1963, a shockwave ran through the whole nation, followed by grief. President John F. Kennedy was shot as he rode in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas.

    For the next several days, stunned Americans gathered around their television sets, as regular programming ... Read MORE...

  • January 16, 1964 - Fort Worth, TX, received 7.5 inches of snow, and Dallas reported a foot of snow.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • News  1964 - March 14 - Dallas, Texas; Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald's murder

    historyorb.com
    March 14, 1964
  • News  1972 - EXPLOSION WRECKS CHEMICAL PLANT.
    Dallas (AP) - Eight persons were killed Wednesday when tons of a volatile chemical exploded in a chemical plant, hurling steel girders, concrete and... Read MORE...

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