1842 - The Adelsverein (the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas) was provisionally organized by German noblemen at Biebrich on the Rhine. The society is credited with bringing more than 7,000 Germans to Texas.
1875 - Margie Neal was born near Clayton, Texas. In 1926 she became the first woman in the Texas Senate and introduced a bill that established the State Board of Education.
1928 - Felix Huston Robertson died in Waco. He was the only Texas-born general officer to serve in the Confederacy. At the time of his death he was the last surviving general to serve the Confederacy.
2010 - In the Gulf of Mexico, the Deepwater Horizon oil platform exploded. Eleven workers were killed.
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