1817 - Pirate Louis Michel Aury resigned his Mexican commission to rule Galveston Island.
1867 - Fort Griffin was established on the Brazos River in Shackelford County when four companies of the 6th U.S. Cavalry arrived at the site.
1891 - The Lubbock Leader began publication. It was the town's first newspaper.
1965 - Tarrant County Junior College was founded.
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