1842 - At New Orleans, Texas marines mutinied aboard the schooner San Antonio and Lt. Charles Fuller was killed. Three men were sentenced to flogging and four were hanged on April 6, 1843.
1850 - In Texas, the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado railroad was charted by the state government. It was the first railroad chartered in Texas. In 1853, it became the first railroad to being operations in Texas.
2006 - In Texas, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and wounded a companion during a quail hunt.
2014 - It was announced that Nolan Ryan would be Executive Advisor for the Houston Astros.
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