By Wayne Wheelwright
This ebook is a part of a chain of fifty fast evidence approximately all of the usa. This ebook covers the country of Texas. proof in regards to the significant towns, the heritage of the kingdom, well-known humans associated with Texas and plenty of extra matters. This booklet includes all you are going to ever want to know in regards to the Lone celebrity nation.
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1 million people and is the seat of Harris County. The city of Houston was original founded in 1836 near the banks of the Buffalo Bayou and was incorporated as a city in 1837. Houston is named for former president of the Republic of Texas, General Sam Houston. Houston’s nickname is ‘Space City’ as it is home to NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, home to Mission Control and Houston was the first word spoken on the moon. San Antonio is the city with the 7th largest population in the United States and the 2nd most populous city in the state of Texas.
Buddy Holly was an American singer and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. Born in Lubbock, Texas on September 7th, 1936 Holly had only a brief period as a successful singer before his death in a plane crash in 1959. Music critic Bruce Eder describes Holly as “the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll”. Buddy Holly’s real name was Charles Hardin Holley and his work would go on to serve as inspiration for many artists such as The Beatles, Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton.
The Spurs are one of four ABA team to survive the ABA/NBA merger and the only ABA team to win an NBA Championship. The franchise was founded in 1967 as the Dallas Chaparrals before changing their name to the Texas Chaperrals and then finally the SanAntonio Spurs in 1973. The Spurs play their home games at the AT&T Center and have retired the numbers 00,6,12,13,32,44 and 50 for the players Johnny Moore, Avery Johnson, Bruce Bowen, James Silas, Sean Elliott, George Gervin and David Robinson. The Spurs are one of the most successful basketball teams ever winning 19 Division Titles, 5 Conference Titles and 4 NBA Championships.
50 Quick Facts about Texas by Wayne Wheelwright