1850 - In Fredricksburg, Gillespie County, a mob of angry soldiers burned down the store of John M. Hunter. All of Gillespie County records up to that time were destroyed. Hunter had refused to sell whiskey to a soldier the night before. The next night the mob of soldiers were looking for Hunter, who had fled town, and burned down his store.
1879 - Texas League manager John Jacob (Jack) Atz was born. He led the Fort Worth Cats to seven consecutive championships between 1919 and 1925.
1898 - The "Rough Riders" became the first United States troops to land in Cuba.
1959 - The state of Texas granted a bus franchise to the Acres Homes Transit Company near Houston. The company was the first in the South to be owned and operated by African Americans.
2010 - Mike Modano became an unrestricted free agent. On June 29, the Dallas Stars announced that they would not offer Modano a contract for the upcoming season. At the time, Modano had not announced his decision on retiring or returning to play.
2012 - TCU officially entered the Big 12.
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