1925 - The West Texas Historical and Scientific Society was organized.
1941 - Texas native Doris Miller manned an unattended deck gun on the USS West Virginia. He later received the Navy Cross for bravery in battle for this actions.
1981 - U.S. President Reagan was presented with a muzzle loader and was made an Honorary Col. in the Army of Texas.
1982 - Charlie Brooks Junior, a convicted murderer, became the first prisoner in the U.S. to be executed by injection, at a prison in Huntsville, TX.
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