Category - Special Events
In January 1911, Roland Garros lifted off from the grounds of a horse racing track just west of downtown Fort Worth in his Bleriot XI, becoming the first heavier-than-air-flight in the City of Fort Worth. The spirit of that day struck a vein in the city which has never left. Aviation History The
Mrs. Opal Lee, activist, educator and community leader well-known for her contributions in Fort Worth, was born in Marshall, Texas, and lived there for 10 years of her life. Her first recollections of Juneteenth - the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery on the date that news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas in 1865 - were of the festivities held at the fairgrounds in the piney woods of her hometown.
The Asian Lunar New Year observances started January 25 with an estimated 1.5 billion people celebrating. Close to 500 million people practice Buddhism, with the religion traveling from Asia to North America and around the globe.