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1821 - At La Bahía, men under James Long surrendered to Mexican forces commanded by Colonel Juan Ignacio Pérez. Long's men had taken the city four days earlier. Long was taken prisoner and sent to Mexico City where he was killed by a guard about six months later.

1838 - In Navarro County, the Battle Creek Fight, also known as the Surveyor's Fight, took place between a surveying party and Native American forces.

1926 - In San Antonio, the Witte Memorial Museum opened.

1993 - The U.S. government issued a report absolving the FBI of any wrongdoing in its final assault in Waco, TX, on the Branch Davidian compound. The fire that ended the siege killed as many as 85 people.

Texas Quote

Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking." - George W. Bush

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