1837 - The executor of William Barret Travis's estate placed a notice in the Telegraph and Texas Register for an escaped slave named Joe. Joe was one of the few survivors of the battle of the Alamo the year before. The notice ran for three months before it was discontinued.
1853 - John Wesley (Wes) Hardin was born in Bonham, TX. Hardin's violent career began in 1867 when he stabbed another child.
1977 - The United States and Mexico established the Rio Grande as the international border from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico.
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