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5 Fun Facts About June 27 In Texas History

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1. In 1832, a group of Comanche Indians met with Texas officials to negotiate a peace treaty. The treaty, which was never fully enforced, established a boundary between Comanche territory and Texas settlements and allowed for the safe passage of Americans through Comanche lands.

2. On June 27, 1862, Union troops under the command of General Edward Canby captured the Confederate garrison at Galveston, Texas. The Union victory was short-lived, however, as Confederate forces retook the city the following January.

3. In 1918, legendary Texas Rangers Frank Hamer and B.M. "Ham" Fuller apprehended and killed notorious outlaw Sam Bass in Round Rock, Texas. Bass had been on the run from law enforcement for several years and was known for his daring train robberies.

4. In 1929, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow committed their first murder, killing a store owner in Hillsboro, Texas. The couple went on to become infamous for a string of robberies and murders across the Midwest and South, eventually earning the nickname "Bonnie and Clyde."

5. On June 27, 1985, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a landmark decision in the case of Wallace v. Jaffree, which struck down an Alabama law allowing a moment of silence for prayer or meditation in public schools. The decision reaffirmed the separation of church and state and had significant implications for the role of religion in public schools across the country.
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