1835 - Emily West signed a contract in New York to come to Texas to serve as housekeeper for a hotel run by James Morgan. West was known as the "Yellow Rose of Texas."
1886 - In north Dallas, the Texas State Fair opened. This event took place on a section of John Cole's farm. Texas State Fair eventually merged with the Dallas Exposition and later became known as the State Fair of Texas.
1909 - Santa Fe sent its first train south from Plainview, TX.
1981 - Mel Renfro was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor.
2005 - The Chicago White Sox defeated the Houston Astros 7-5 in the first World Series game to be held in Texas. The game also was the longest in World Series history at 5 hours and 41 minutes. The game actually ended on October 26th.
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