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1838 - Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar was inaugurated as the second president of the Republic of Texas. He earned the nickname "Father of Texas Education."

1879 - The New York and Texas Land Company was formed. It was created when all of the property owned by International-Great Norther Railroad Company was deeded to New Yorkers John S. Kennedy, Samuel Thorne and William Walter Phelps.

1913 - Eli Whiteley was born in Georgetown, Texas. He later received a Medal of Honor for his heroic efforts against the Germans in World War II.

1928 - Dan Blocker was born in DeKalb, TX. He played the role of Hoss Cartwright on the television show "Bonanza" from 1959 until his death in 1972.

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People donít live in Austin to work, they work to live there.
- Robert Rodriguez

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