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Today in Aggie History, April 17: Former first lady Barbara Bush died at age 92

Today in Aggie History, April 17: Former first lady Barbara Bush died at age 92

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April 17, 2018: Barbara Bush died at the age of 92. The former first lady left a legacy of family literacy in Bryan-College Station, and she spent parts of the past 20 years on the Texas A&M campus working with the presidential library of her husband, former President George H.W. Bush.

He was by his wife's side when she died and held her hand throughout the day, according to a report from his office. The couple had been married for 73 years.

The former first lady was buried April 21 on the grounds of the presidential library during a private ceremony. Former President Bush died months later, on Nov. 30

April 17, 1871: The Texas legislature passed an act to officially charter the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas.

April 17, 1967: Aaron Wallace, former A&M linebacker, was born. Wallace and fellow linebacker John Roper were known as "The Blitz Brothers." Wallace finished his A&M career with 42 sacks, which is the A&M record. He went on to play in the NFL for the Raiders in Los Angeles and Oakland from 1990 to 1998.

April 17, 2020: The Atlanta Dream selected Texas A&M’s Chennedy Carter with the fourth pick in the WNBA draft. Carter averaged 22.5 points, 4.1 assists and 4.2 rebounds during her time at A&M. 

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