1874 - Clay McGonagill was born in Sweethome, TX. He was a rodeo cowboy known as the world's best steer roper. He was inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1975.
1903 - In Port Bolivar, a Gulf and Inter-State Railway passenger train arrived from Beaumont. The completion of the railway was delayed by more than three years after the Galveston Hurricane of September 8, 1900 destroyed tracks.
1962 - In Fort Worth, TX, the first Van Cliburn International Piano Competition was held.
First buy a cowboy hat and boots. Then you're on your way to being a Texan. - James Michener