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1845 - The first group of Mormon settlers to come to Texas arrived in Grayson County.

1854 - In Washington County, Sam Houston joined Independence Baptist Church and was baptized in Little Rocky Creek.

1928 - Marshall Ratliff was hanged for his part in the infamous "Santa Claus Bank Robbery," in which he robbed the First National Bank in Cisco, TX, while wearing a Santa suit.

1979 - Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) signed a four-year contract for $4.5 million. At the time, Ryan was the highest paid player in major league baseball.

2013 - The U.S. Supreme Court refused to block Texas Senate Bill 5. The bill was a list of measures that added and updated abortion regulations in Texas.

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I thought I knew Texas pretty well, but I had no notion of it's size until I campaigned it.
- Former Governor Ann Richards

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