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Amy Acker

Amy Acker
By Tony Shek

Born in Dallas Texas, Amy graduated from Lake Highlands High School and earned her bachelor’s degree in theater from Southern Methodist University. She has starred in many television shows and movies.

Jensen Ackles

Jensen Ackles

In 1978 Jensen Ackles was born in Dallas Texas. Jensen is most known for his role in the television series Supernatural.

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu
By LivePict.com

Singer-songwriter, record producer and actress Erykah Badu was born on February 26 1971 in Dallas. Erykah graduates from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

Troy Baker

Troy Baker
By Troy_baker_taiyoucon

Tory Baker was born in Dallas Texas April 1st 1976. He is a voice actor, singer, and musician most famous for providing the voice in the game The Last of Us.

History of Dallas Texas

19th Century

1839

A Tennessee man, John Neely Bryan, surveyed the area and decided to establish a settlement near the three forks the Trinity River.

1842

After leaving the area for a while, John Neely Bryan returned and in 1842 convinced several families in at Bird’s Fort to join him.

1844

J. P. Dumas laid out a townsite comprising a half mile square of blocks and streets.

1846

Dallas County founded in 1846.

1852

First factory was established by a wagon making french immigrant named Maxime Guillot.

1856

Samuel B. Pryor
By George Jackson – Sixty Years in Texas

Samuel Pryor was elected the first mayor of Dallas.

1860

A massive fire destroyed nearly all the businesses at estimated cost of over $300 000. The town of 700 people did not have a fire department.

1870

Population had reached 3000 thanks in part the the migration of freed slaves.

1872-1873

Two rail services made it to Dallas. The Houston and Texas Central and the Texas and Pacific.

1890

Most populous city in Texas in with 38,067 residents.

20th Century

1904

Oak Cliff annexed after numerous proposals.

1908

Five people were killed and 4,000 were left homeless after a Trinity River flood.

1914

Selected as the site for a Federal Reserve Bank.

1920

Dallas became the 42nd largest city in the United States with a population of 158,976.

1930

Oil is discovered in east Texas with Dallas Banks lending money to oil companies.

1963

President John F Kennedy is assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dealey Plaza.

1978

Popular Soap Opera Dallas debuts.

1985

Bank of America Plaza, tallest building in Dallas is opened.

1990

Dallas population reaches 1,006,877

1996

Dallas Area Rapid Transit begins operating the first light rail system in the Midwest.

21st Century

2016

5 Dallas Police Officers are killed during a deadly shootout in downtown Dallas.

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Population 1,345,047
Total Area 996.67 (384.81 mi²)
Median Household Income $47,285
Poverty Rate21.85%

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