On this day .....

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  1. LousianaHorn

    LousianaHorn Kabong

    the Pistol passes Oscar Robertson to become NCAA all time leading scorer................he was something else!

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  2. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Imagine his numbers if there had been a there point line.

    In 1966 (IIRC) LSU came to Gregory Gym. At half time, LSU went to the locker room and their coach sent Maravich out to be the "halftime show". Don't remember if he was a freshman or still in HS. He put on a display that would have made Meadowlark Lemon blush.
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  3. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    What a halftime show that must have been.
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  4. LousianaHorn

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    66 he would have been on the frosh team Sabre. Dale Brown "estimates" that his average would have been up to 57/game from 44 with a 3 pt shot.
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  5. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    With all due respect / credit to Michael Jordan.... Pistol Pete Maravich was the most amazing basketball player I ever saw....
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  6. LousianaHorn

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    February made me shiver
    with every paper I'd deliver..

  7. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    I read there was another rocker who was supposed to be on that plane but gave his seat to someone else
    Don't remember who.
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  8. LousianaHorn

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    It was Waylon Jennings who was playing bass for Buddy on tour. They flipped a coin to see who would ride the cold *** bus and Waylon "lost".
  9. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    Sad time!
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  10. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Thanks. I bet that haunted Jennings.
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  11. Vino Bevo

    Vino Bevo Wine - how classy people get drunk

    Buddy Holly is one of my favorite artists. My dad, who was a teenager in the late 50s and early 60s, played the music from that era all the time and it was the first genre I fell in love with. I still listen to "Dad's music" frequently, even more so after he passed a few months ago.

    Dad was a huge Buddy Holly fan and always claimed he would have been bigger than Elvis had he lived. February 3, 1959, was indeed the day the music died, followed closely by August 27, 1990, when SRV dies in an eerily similar way. Good news is, there's a TON of wonderful music that keeps them alive! Two of my favorites - RIP.
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  12. LousianaHorn

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    Waylon actually gave his seat to the "Big Bopper", JP Richardson who had started catching a cold, etc. from riding on the buses..........he was "doing a favor" for him. He and Holley made remarks ribbing each other...... Buddy telling Waylon........"I hope your old bus catches on fire", to which Waylon replied "I hope your old plane crashes"...........it haunted Waylon for a long time.
  13. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    In the movie, Walk The Line (2005), Johnny Cash was depicted traveling from town to town with a ton of rock and country legends playing small venues for probably peanuts back in the Fifties. Elvis Presley was shown as being at one show. I imagine people attending those shows paid pocket change to get in. Boy times have changed haven't they.
  14. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts


    The first concert I ever saw was at the old Beaumont Civic Center. My uncle was a Beaumont police officer and got my friend and me in to sit on the front row.

    Performers in order of appearance:

    Floyd Tilman (my ears ache at the mention of his man)
    Willi Nelson - complete with green suit, slicked back hair, and a thin black tie
    Johnny Cash
    Marty Robbins
    Johnnie Horton

    I think there were more people watching the Winter Brothers at Y'vonne's out on 287 South than in the city auditorium that night.
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  15. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    OTD 1895, Houston slammed with 22" of snow

  16. LousianaHorn

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    March 2, 1836...........185 years ago today..........the birth of a legend.................Happy Indepedence Day ya'll.

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  17. LousianaHorn

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    Mr. Sam" Becomes a Congressman
    On 7 April 1913, Sam Rayburn took the oath of office as a member of the United States House of Representatives. He became majority leader in 1937 and was elected speaker of the House in 1940, a post he held in democratically controlled legislatures until his death in 1961. Rayburn helped negotiate the Roosevelt-Garner ticket in 1932 and loyally supported the New Deal. As chairman of the Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee in the 1930s he oversaw legislation that established the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission. During World War II he helped ensure the legislative base and financial support for the war effort, and in the 1950s he worked closely with Senate majority leader Lyndon Johnson. Rayburn served in the House for more than forty-eight years.

  18. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Mr Sam also played a HUGE roll in putting NASA in Houston rather than Huntsville, Alabama. Perhaps the greatest statesman of all time from The Great Republic.
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  19. LousianaHorn

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    General Richard Taylor Foils Union Campaign at Battle of Mansfield, Louisiana
    On 8 April 1864, Confederate forces under Richard Taylor defeated a much larger Union force at the battle of Mansfield, Louisiana. Union general Nathaniel Banks had gathered an army of some 17,000 Federal troops to advance up the Red River to Alexandria and Shreveport, hoping to cut off the flow of supplies from Texas and to capture large quantities of cotton. General Taylor, commanding a Confederate force of Texas and Louisiana units, attacked the long, 12,000-man Union column three miles south of Mansfield with an army of 8,800 men. Taylor's force killed or wounded 700 Union soldiers, captured 1,500, and took 20 Union cannons and 200 wagons. About 1,000 Confederates were killed or wounded. It was one of the most humiliating Union defeats of the war. The following day Taylor's army was repulsed when it attacked the Union army at Pleasant Hill. Nevertheless, stung by his defeat on the 8th and convinced that Taylor's army was much larger than it was, Banks gave the order to retire on the night of April 9.

    Just south of Shreveport.
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  20. LousianaHorn

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    April 11, 1931
    Boy in the Tarzan Movies (Johnny Sheffield) Born, d. 2010. American actor. Film: He played Boy in the eight Tarzan movies of the 1940s and later starred in the Bomba the Jungle Boy (1949-55) movies. He died of a heart attack after falling from a ladder while pruning a tree at the age of 79. (Picture of Tarzan (Johnny Weismeuller) and Boy).

  21. LousianaHorn

    LousianaHorn Kabong

    April 10,1957
    Ricky Nelson plays the drums for the first time on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (Picture), making him an instant teen-idol. He played drums and sang to to I'm Walkin' in the episode Ricky, the Drummer. His recording of I'm Walkin' (reaching #4) was then released with A Teenager's Romance (reaching #2) as his first single.
    He went on to record Poor Little Fool (1958) which was the first #1 song on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 chart, selling over 2,000,000 copies.
    He once commented, "Anyone who knocks rock 'n' roll either doesn't understand it, or is prejudiced against it, or is just plain square."

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  22. LousianaHorn

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    Texas City Disaster.............

    The 1947 Texas City disaster was an industrial accident that occurred on April 16, 1947, in the Port of Texas City, Texas, at Galveston Bay. It was the deadliest industrial accident in United States history and one of history's largest non-nuclear explosions. A mid-morning fire started on board the French-registered vessel SS Grandcamp (docked in the port) and detonated her cargo of about 2,300 tons (about 2,100 metric tons) of ammonium nitrate.[1] This started a chain reaction of fires and explosions in other ships and nearby oil-storage facilities, ultimately killing at least 581 people, including all but one member of the Texas City fire department.[2]

    The disaster drew the first class action lawsuit against the United States government, on behalf of 8,485 victims, under the 1946 Federal Tort Claims Act.

    The Grandcamp was a recently re-activated 437-foot-long (133 m) Liberty ship. Originally named the SS Benjamin R. Curtis in Los Angeles in 1942, the ship served in the Pacific theatre and was mothballed in Philadelphia after World War II.[3] In a Cold War gesture, the ship was assigned by the United States to the French Line to assist in the rebuilding of France, along with other efforts in Europe. Along with the ammonium nitrate—a very common cargo on the high seas—it was carrying small arms ammunition, machinery, and bales of sisaltwine on the deck. Another ship in the harbor, the SS High Flyer, was docked about 600 feet (200 m) away from the SS Grandcamp. The High Flyer contained an additional 961 short tons (872 metric tons) of ammonium nitrate[1] and 1,800 short tons (1,600 metric tons) of sulfur. The ammonium nitrate in the two ships and fertilizer in the adjacent warehouse were intended for export to farmers in Europe. The Grandcamp had arrived from Houston, where the port authority did not permit loading of ammonium nitrate.


  23. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Amazing pic of the fire burning
  24. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    My parents told stories of windows (particularly plate glass downtown) in Port Neches being blown out and window AC units being knocked out of houses from the blast. Port Neches is about 85-90 miles up the coast from Texas City.

    Lest the youngsters forget, Texas City was the home of the Talbert boys - Charlie, Don, & Diron, all of whom were alive for that blast.
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  25. LousianaHorn

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    check out this video..............it looked like Texas City had been hit by an A Bomb......

  26. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Timothy McVeigh used ammnium nitrate to blow up the fed buildng in OKC
  27. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    The largest importers from the US are:

    India ( would take much more if they could get it)
    China would take a bunch but their payment terms are Draconian; Vietnam not much better.
  28. Hideo Gump Jr.

    Hideo Gump Jr. 250+ Posts

    My aunt and uncle moved to the area after this (they settled in Hitchcock) to take care of his younger brother; a Monsanto employee injured in the explosion. My aunt’s younger sister moved down from Houghton Lake, MI to help them out. She met my dad and they were married in 1951. I am their third child.
    Ironically, I exist because of this tragedy.
  29. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    I would have put a funny emoji but in deference to to your existence I will refain
    I know we are all grateful you are here

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