Today is Monday, November 19, 2018
- The first group of Mormon settlers to come to Texas arrived in Grayson County.
- In Washington County, Sam Houston joined Independence Baptist Church and was baptized in Little Rocky Creek.
- Marshall Ratliff was hanged for his part in the infamous "Santa Claus Bank Robbery," in which he robbed the First National Bank in Cisco, TX, while wearing a Santa suit.
- Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) signed a four-year contract for $4.5 million. At the time, Ryan was the highest paid player in major league baseball.
- The U.S. Supreme Court refused to block Texas Senate Bill 5. The bill was a list of measures that added and updated abortion regulations in Texas.
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|I thought I knew Texas pretty well, but I had no notion of it's size until I campaigned it.|
- Former Governor Ann Richards
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