1836 - Luke A. Falvel was commissioned captain of the Flash. The vessel was a privateer fitted out for service in the Texas Revolution.
1836 - The battle of Refugio began.
1864 - The Red River campaign began. The Union goal was to capture everything along the Red River in Louisiana and continue into Texas. None of the objectives were achieved.
1920 - Approximately 1,600 dockworkers in Galveston went on strike as part of a nationwide walkout.
1941 - The Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi was dedicated.
1967 - A record number of visitors went to the Diamond M Museum in Snyder, TX, to see Peter Hurd's official portrait of President Lyndon B. Johnson. The portrait was later moved to the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
2002 - In Houston, Andrea Yates was convicted of murdering her five children in the family bathtub.
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