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1835 - In Anahuac, William Barret Travis led insurgents to free Andrew Briscoe and DeWitt Clinton Harris. The men were being held over customs duties.

1841 - The Santa Fé Expedition left Central Texas on it way west to establish trade with and solidify Texas' claims to territory around Santa Fé. Members of the group were taken prison by Mexican troops and were not released until 1842.

1852 - At Las Moras Springs, Fort Clark was established.

1874 - In Clinton, TX, R.P. "Scrap" Taylor and two othere were lynched as part of the Sutton-Taylor feud. The feud ended on December 27, 1875 wheh Jim Taylor was killed by a Cuero posse.

1935 - The U.S. Congress passed legislation that acquired land in Texas through public and private donations to create Big Bend National Park.

2001 - In Texas, Andrea Yates was arrested for drowning her five children in a bathtub.

2007 - Sammy Sosa (Texas Rangers) got his 600th career home run. The hit came against, the Chicago Cubs, his former team.

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I love Texas because Texas is future-oriented, because Texans think anything is possible. Texans think big.
- Phil Gramm

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