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1835 - General Sam Houston welcomed David N. Burke's Mobile Grays to San Antonio.

1838 - Jesse Hord preached his first sermon at San Augustine. He is considered the founder of Methodism in Texas.

1864 - At the battle of Franklin, TN, Confederate general Hiram B. Granbury was killed along with 1,750 other Confederate soldiers. Granbury was the commander of Granbury's Texas Brigade.

1869 - In Texas, voters approved a new state constitution.

1934 - Texas Governor Miriam Ferguson signed a bill that permitted the construction of the 176-feet-tall "Rainbow Bridge" over the Neches River to connect Port Arthur to Orange County.

1935 - Time magazine featured an article about an ecumenical service in Corpus Christi with Rabbi Sidney Wolf and Rev. William Caper Munds.

2000 - RadioShack Corporation sold its leather operating assets to The Leather Factory.

Texas Quote

Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking." - George W. Bush

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