1904 - On Pine Bayou in southwestern Hardin County, the Batson-Old oilfield reached its highest daily production when it yeilded more than 150,000 barrels of crude.
1933 - John Nance Garner of Texas left his position as speaker of the House to become vice president of the United States.
1950 - Rick Perry was born in Paint Creek, Texas. He later became 47th governor of Texas.
1974 - Charles David Tandy sold Leonard Brothers to Dillards. The first Leonard Brothers store was opened in Fort Worth on December 14, 1918.
1987 - The Journal of Texas Catholic History and Culture came into being when the president of the society, Patrick Foley, urged the membership to establish the publication.
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