28 February 2016

Waco Begins

28 February 1993  

On this date in 1993...

A gun battle erupted near Waco, Texas, when Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents tried to serve warrants on the Branch Davidian commune; four agents and six Davidians were killed as a 51-day standoff began.

Other Years:

  • 1675 - The Spanish Mission Santa Cruz de Sabacola El Menor was dedicated for the Sawoklis Indians on the Apalachicola River.
  • 1827 - The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad became the first American railway chartered for freight and passengers.
  • 1837 - A band of Creek warriors attacked the Alberson homestead on the Alabama-Florida border and massacre the entire family.
  • 1863 - The C.S.S. Nashville was destroyed by the U.S.S. Montauk near Fort McAllister, Georgia. 
  • 1960 - Richard Petty won his first Winston Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina.

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