1839 - Austin's first newspaper, City Gazette, made its appearance. It contained only four pages and was published every Wednesday.
1960 - Ellen S. Quillin Day was declared in San Antonio, TX, in honor of author and longtime director of the Witte Memorial Museum.
1977 - Chuck Howely was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor.
1984 - President Ronald Reagan signed a bill that established five wilderness areas in East Texas. The five were the Big Slough Wilderness Area, Indian Mounds Wilderness Area, Little Lake Creek Wilderness Area, Turkey Hill Wilderness Area and Upland Island Wilderness Area.
2010 - In Arlington, TX, the Texas Rangers won their first World Series game. It was Game 3 in the series against the San Francisco Giants.
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