Today is Wednesday, January 17, 2018
- Democrat Richard Coke was inaugurated as governor. The election is recognized as the end of reconstruction in Texas.
- Yaqui Indians in Texas proclaimed their independence from Mexico.
- The Houston Post reported that Independence Heights was the first incorporated black city in Texas. The area was annexed to Houston on December 26, 1929.
- American Airlines finished moving into their new $150 million headquarters in Fort Worth.
- In Dallas, at American Airlines Center, Jamie Langenbrunner played in is 1,000th NHL game.
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|Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.|
- Sam Houston
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