1920 - Josephine Lucchese made her operatic debut with the San Carlo Opera as Olympia in "Tales of Hoffman." She was known in Europe as the "American Nightingale." She was born in San Antonio on July 24, 1893.
1922 - U.S. President Warren G. Harding authorized the creation of a harbor in Corpus Christi Bay. This lead to the dredging of a channel to connect the bay to the Gulf of Mexico.
1931 - The state legislature passed the Texas Cotton Acreage Control Law of 1931-32 to restrict the amount of cotton planted in 1932 and 1933. In February of 1932 a federal judge declared the law unconstitutional.
1964 - The Nimitz Museum bought the Nimitz Hotel in Fredericksburg.
1988 - In Waco, TX, President Reagan attended a Republican event Baylor University and a fundraising event.
1988 - In Houston, TX, President Reagan met with several astronauts at Johnson Space Center.
2011 - It was announced the Mike Madano would be signing a one-day contract with the Dallas Stars so he could retire as a Dallas Star. The contract amount listed was $999,999 in honor the his No. 9. He signed the contract the next day at a press conference.
2012 - The USS Fort Worth was commissioned in Galveston, TX.
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