1835 - In Alabama, the Red Rovers left their camp to join the Texas Revolution. They arrived in Texas on January 19, 1836.
1910 - The "Toonerville Trolley" streetcar line began operating between Houston and the suburban community of Bellaire.
1945 - The Ashburn General Hospital in McKinney, Texas, discharged its last patient to prepare for its reopening as a WWII Veterans Administration Hospital.
2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court found that the recount ordered by the Florida Supreme Court in the 2000 U.S. Presidential election was unconstitutional. U.S. Vice President Al Gore conceded the election to Texas Gov. George W. Bush the next day.
2000 - The Texas Rangers signed Alex Rodriguez to a record breaking 10-year, $252 million contract. The contract amount broke all major league baseball records and all professional sports records.
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