1837 - The city of Houston became the capital of Texas. It stayed the capital until January of 1839 when Austin was approved as the new capital.
1875 - At Fort Sill, Kiowa chief White Horse (Tsen-tainte) and a group of followers surrendered.
1910 - The Texas Industrial Congress was organized at San Antonio.
1924 - The West Texas Historical Association was organized at the Taylor County Courthouse in Abilene.
1968 - In Chicago, the National League approved expansion to Montreal and San Diego. Dallas-Fort Worth failed in its bid for an NL franchise.
1993 - The Branch-Davidianís compound in Waco, TX, burned to the ground. It was the end of a 51-day standoff between the cult and U.S. federal agents. 86 people were killed including 17 children. Nine of the Branch Davidians escaped the fire.
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