1842 - The Port of Houston was established.
1844 - Republic of Texas president Sam Houston granted an empresario contract to abolitionist Charles Fenton Mercer.
1861 - The Secession Convention of the state of Texas voted overwhelmingly to secede from the United States.
1881 - A company of Texas Rangers ambushed a group of fugitive Guadalupe Apaches at Hueco Tanks.
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