1835 - The Municipality of Gonzales passed resolutions of loyalty to Mexico.
1842 - Texas troops defeated a Mexican invasion at the battle of Lipantitlán.
1891 - Near the site of Old Velasco, the U.S. secretary of the treasury officially opened the new port of Velasco. The port is on the Brazos River a few miles upstream from the Gulf of Mexico.
1960 - A dedication ceremony was held for the new Big Bend National Park in West Texas.
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