ON THIS DAY: Sept. 29, historic photos from Fort Worth Star-Telegram archive

What happened on this day? Here’s a look back at photos over the decades by Fort Worth Star-Telegram photographers.

1936: Construction site of Will Rogers Coliseum complex with cars parked beside building.
1936: Construction site of Will Rogers Coliseum complex with cars parked beside building.
2009: When the entire student body, plus teachers and some parents, formed “100” in tribute to E.M. Daggett’s century celebration on Tuesday September 29, 2009, it was so big it required a super wide-angle lens which curved the Fort Worth horizon.
2009: When the entire student body, plus teachers and some parents, formed “100” in tribute to E.M. Daggett’s century celebration on Tuesday September 29, 2009, it was so big it required a super wide-angle lens which curved the Fort Worth horizon.
2009: Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Dr. Melody Johnson highlighted the successes achieved by the district over the past year during her 5th annual State of Education address at the Fort Worth Chamber at Colonial Country Club.
2009: Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Dr. Melody Johnson highlighted the successes achieved by the district over the past year during her 5th annual State of Education address at the Fort Worth Chamber at Colonial Country Club.
2001: The Northwest High School Cavalry cheer on the Texans at Texan Stadium in Justin before the game against Mineral Wells.
2001: The Northwest High School Cavalry cheer on the Texans at Texan Stadium in Justin before the game against Mineral Wells.
1940: Texas Christian University vs. Centenary College football game. Shown here are Miss Betty Weir and Dan Greenwood during halftime of the football game.
1940: Texas Christian University vs. Centenary College football game. Shown here are Miss Betty Weir and Dan Greenwood during halftime of the football game.
1950: Jimmy Blanton, Arlington Heights back, rambles for seven yards against Stephenville in the second period at Farrington Field. Reaching to make the tackle is Herman Kaughman (32) of Stephenville. Leading the play is Joe Keeton (35), while Kenneth Harlow (33) watches from the background.
1950: Jimmy Blanton, Arlington Heights back, rambles for seven yards against Stephenville in the second period at Farrington Field. Reaching to make the tackle is Herman Kaughman (32) of Stephenville. Leading the play is Joe Keeton (35), while Kenneth Harlow (33) watches from the background.
1948: Workers make last minute preparations for opening programs at WBAP-TV at 7 p.m., Wednesday, when the television station goes on air for first time.
1948: Workers make last minute preparations for opening programs at WBAP-TV at 7 p.m., Wednesday, when the television station goes on air for first time.
1948: Flying X Ranch Boys performing on WBAP-TV. The Flying X Ranch Boys made history as the first musical group to perform on television in Texas on WBAP-TV’s premiere program on September 29, 1948. The group performed regularly on Saturday nights as the headliners of a program sponsored by Philco.
1948: Flying X Ranch Boys performing on WBAP-TV. The Flying X Ranch Boys made history as the first musical group to perform on television in Texas on WBAP-TV’s premiere program on September 29, 1948. The group performed regularly on Saturday nights as the headliners of a program sponsored by Philco.
2010: Texas Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz (17) celebrates with second baseman Andres Blanco (3), catcher Matt Treanor (20), center fielder Julio Borbon (29) and others after Moreland slid home safe for the final run of the game. Nelson Cruz struck out swinging, but Cruz was safe at first on a wild pitch. Seattle Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers 6 to 5 at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
2010: Texas Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz (17) celebrates with second baseman Andres Blanco (3), catcher Matt Treanor (20), center fielder Julio Borbon (29) and others after Moreland slid home safe for the final run of the game. Nelson Cruz struck out swinging, but Cruz was safe at first on a wild pitch. Seattle Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers 6 to 5 at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
1950: Mrs. Lillie Belle Grimland, one of the first graduates of the Practical Nursing Program of the Fort Worth Public Schools, is skilled in bedside technique. She is shown taking the blood pressure of Mrs. E. E. Bell, 1417 Richmond, a patient at Harris Hospital.
1950: Mrs. Lillie Belle Grimland, one of the first graduates of the Practical Nursing Program of the Fort Worth Public Schools, is skilled in bedside technique. She is shown taking the blood pressure of Mrs. E. E. Bell, 1417 Richmond, a patient at Harris Hospital.
1944: Tom Bailey’s Garage, six-story building with gasoline pumps on street level and two signs for Sinclair Gasoline, 500 Commerce St., Fort Worth; the White Way Cafe is across the street, 416 Commerce St.
1944: Tom Bailey’s Garage, six-story building with gasoline pumps on street level and two signs for Sinclair Gasoline, 500 Commerce St., Fort Worth; the White Way Cafe is across the street, 416 Commerce St.
2001: ViengKham Phommavong of Euless, right, and Kongsy Bone of Fort Worth perform a traditional Laotian dance at the 2001 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
2001: ViengKham Phommavong of Euless, right, and Kongsy Bone of Fort Worth perform a traditional Laotian dance at the 2001 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
1950: Colonel W. Urbach, Selfridge Air Force Base, Detroit, left, listens in as Major Marjorie Hunt, Mitchel Air Force base, N. Y., chats with Colonel Roland Barnick, deputy for personnel, Continental Air Command, Mitchel Field.
1950: Colonel W. Urbach, Selfridge Air Force Base, Detroit, left, listens in as Major Marjorie Hunt, Mitchel Air Force base, N. Y., chats with Colonel Roland Barnick, deputy for personnel, Continental Air Command, Mitchel Field.
1950: Miss Marguerite Davis, left, president of Beta Alpha Rho, business girls’ club, and Lieutenant Delores Knapik, WAF squadron commander at Carswell Air Base, watch as Mrs. Connie Pickens, lower right, shows Beta Alpha Rho literature to Private officer Marcella Grossman. The WAFs from Carswell were guests at a Beta Alpha Rho banquet.
1950: Miss Marguerite Davis, left, president of Beta Alpha Rho, business girls’ club, and Lieutenant Delores Knapik, WAF squadron commander at Carswell Air Base, watch as Mrs. Connie Pickens, lower right, shows Beta Alpha Rho literature to Private officer Marcella Grossman. The WAFs from Carswell were guests at a Beta Alpha Rho banquet.
2007: Kaemah Cooper ties balloons to baby strollers during the 2nd Annual Stroller-Thon at Eastover Park in east Fort Worth. The 177 strollers represented the number of infant deaths in Tarrant County in 2004
2007: Kaemah Cooper ties balloons to baby strollers during the 2nd Annual Stroller-Thon at Eastover Park in east Fort Worth. The 177 strollers represented the number of infant deaths in Tarrant County in 2004
2008: Fort Worth residents Clyde Picht, left, Ann Williams and Mike Phipps talk after a gas drilling task force public hearing at City Hall
2008: Fort Worth residents Clyde Picht, left, Ann Williams and Mike Phipps talk after a gas drilling task force public hearing at City Hall
1952: Westland drawing new stores: Defense workers moving to Westland, three miles west of Fort Worth, have brought a sudden mushrooming of business establishments to the unincorporated community. The Chapin School opens September 29.
1952: Westland drawing new stores: Defense workers moving to Westland, three miles west of Fort Worth, have brought a sudden mushrooming of business establishments to the unincorporated community. The Chapin School opens September 29.
2009: Teaching and training seminar put on by Hangman’s House of Horrors’ Darla Robinson on how to do the Thriller Dance in preparation for an Oct. 24 across-the-globe simultaneous performance of Michael Jackson’s famous zombie dance.
2009: Teaching and training seminar put on by Hangman’s House of Horrors’ Darla Robinson on how to do the Thriller Dance in preparation for an Oct. 24 across-the-globe simultaneous performance of Michael Jackson’s famous zombie dance.
2009: Tim McKinney, president and CEO of Tarrant County United Way, buses tables as members of the board and campaign cabinet kick off the 2009 campaign for donations by serving lunch to clients at the Salvation Army.
2009: Tim McKinney, president and CEO of Tarrant County United Way, buses tables as members of the board and campaign cabinet kick off the 2009 campaign for donations by serving lunch to clients at the Salvation Army.
2009: The Havens Spa in Weatherford: Becky Graves of Aledo has her hair washed by hair designer Ruby Jane Hickey
2009: The Havens Spa in Weatherford: Becky Graves of Aledo has her hair washed by hair designer Ruby Jane Hickey

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