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1834 - Robert Hamilton settled in the Red River area of Texas. He was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. In 1836, he was appointed, with George C. Childress, to go to Washington, DC, to seek recognition of independence of Texas and establish relations with the U.S.

1836 - John Woodward was appointed Texas consul general to New York.

1855 - Troops from the Second United States Cavalry Regiment entered Texas for the first time. The regiment was one of four that were approved by Congress specifically for service on the Texas frontier.

1887 - The Fort Worth and Denver City Railway became the first rail line to enter northwest Texas. The train was run into the new community of Cheyenne in Oldham County.

1892 - David Guion was born in Ballinger, Texas. He became a popular musician and composer, known for his arrangement of the cowboy song "Home on the Range."

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