1852 - In Houston, J.H.S. Stanley advertised that he had "succeeded in taking pictures on glass."
1870 - The Kansas Daily Commonwealth made the earliest known printed reference to the Chisholm Trail.
1957 - Buddy Hollyís band, the Crickets, released their first single, "Thatíll Be the Day" on Brunswick Records.
1961 - John Tower was elected as the first Republican senator since 1870.
1965 - The Fifty-ninth Texas Legislature established the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures. The original mission involved developing and implementing a plan for the state's participation in HemisFair '68.
1997 - Central Texas was hit by multiple tornadoes that resulted in the death of 29 people.
2009 - Cowboys Stadium opened in Arlington, TX.
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