We often think modern -day politics get heated, but in today's Texas history review we see that even over 100 years ago, politics deeply divided folks, and even drove some to kill.
First, on this day in 1528, "four ragged castaways" began an amazing journey. From TSHAonline.org: Eighty survivors of the Narváez expedition washed up on an island off the Texas coast on November 6, 1528. The castaways included Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and three other men: the slave Estavanico, Alonso Castillo Maldonado, and Andrés Dorantes de Carranza. These "four ragged castaways" became the first non-Indians to tread on Texas soil and live to tell their remarkable story.