1836 - The First Congress of the Republic of Texas established the General Land Office. The first office was opened in Houston on October 1, 1837.
1839 - In Houston, Louis Ervenberg held the first recorded church services for Texas Germans.
1912 - Lady Bird Johnson, wife and former First Lady of Lyndon B. Johnson, was born in Karnack, Texas.
1982 - In Austin, the National Wildflower Research Center opened to the public.
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