1806 - Agustus Chapman Allen was born New York. He and his brother John Kirby Allen founded the city of Houston, TX.
1845 - The Texas Constitutional Convention voted to accept the United States annexation proposal. It then drafted an Annexation Ordinance and State Constitution to submit to the voters of Texas.
1846 - The 28th star, representing Texas, was added to the United States flag.
1904 - The St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway completed construction of its first 142 miles of track. The stretch was between Robstown to Brownsville.
1963 - In West Texas, Fort Davis National Historic Site was established as part of the national park system. The site depicts the fort as it was in the 1880s.
1995 - In Luckenbach, Texas, Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic took place. The event drew thousands to a town that had a population of only three.
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