George H.W. Bush funeral train

Former President George W. Bush, former First Lady Laura Bush and other members of the Bush family look on as the casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried from the funeral train to a waiting hearse on Thursday in College Station.

Dec. 6, 2018: Former President George H.W. Bush was laid to rest on his presidential library grounds at Texas A&M. He died Nov. 30. The Union Pacific Bush 4141 carried Bush's casket to campus. As pallbearers removed it from the train, the Aggie Band began Hail to the Chief, and then played The Aggie War Hymn, another request of the late president.

Bush's wife Barbara died on April 17, 2018. They are buried on the grounds of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum alongside their daughter, Robin, who died of leukemia at the age of 3 in 1953 and was reinterred at the library in 2000. 

For a look back at Bush's life of service, see our timeline.

Dec. 6, 1975: The men's basketball team scored the most points in a half in program history. The team scored 72 points in the second half to defeat Houston Baptist, 127-80.

Dec. 6, 1991: The women's basketball team recorded 73 rebounds, the most in program history. The Aggies defeated Chicago State, 82-38.

Dec. 6, 1992: Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was born.  During the 2012 season, Manziel became the first redshirt freshman and second Aggie to win the Heisman Trophy. He also received the Davey O’Brien and Manning Awards, among other honors. He finished fifth in the 2013 Heisman voting.

Dec. 6, 2005: Joseph Jones set the sophomore record for most points during a game with 35. The Aggies defeated North Texas, 72-70.

Dec. 6, 2016: In response to a speech in the Memorial Student Center by white supremacist Richard Spencer, A&M officials organized "Aggies United" at Kyle Field. The event was co-hosted by actor Hill Harper and Student Body President Hannah Wimberly, and featured speeches and performances by singer-songwriter Ben Rector and and Empire star V. Bozeman, along with other dance and music groups. 

"Our differences really do unite us," Texas A&M President Michael Young said. "That's what makes us great. That is our core value. Respect is bred into everything we do here."

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