1838 - In Houston, the first Independent Order of Odd Fellows lodge in Texas was organized.
1953 - Staff Sgt. Ambrosio Guillen died near Songuch-on, Korea. He received the Medal of Honor for valor for his actions. He came from a Mexican American family and grew up in El Paso, Texas.
1974 - In Galveston, the restored Ashton Villa was opened to the public. The house was built in 1859 and was one of the first brick structures in Texas.
1999 - Nolan Ryan was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
2011 - The Texas Rangers defeated the Minnesota Twins 20-6.
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