1845 - The U.S. flag was raised on St. Joseph Island by a detachment of United States troops. The troops had landed to protect Texas from Mexican interference after annexation. The main force landed on August 1.
1846 - John Baker Omohundro, also known as "Texas Jack", was born. He was a frontier scout, actor and cowboy. He is credited with introducing roping acts to the American stage.
1863 - Sam Houston died. Houston had opposed Texas' secession from the Union.
1887 - The Union Stock Yards were chartered in Fort Worth, which had earned the nickname "Cowtown" for its commerce in livestock.
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