1833 - Sculptor Elisabet Ney (Francisca Bernadina Wilhemina Elisabeth Ney) was born. She was one of the first professional sculptors in Texas. She had works that included Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston that can be seen in the state Capitol.
1839 - The Republic of Texas chartered the Houston and Brazos Rail Road.
1839 - The Congress of the Republic of Texas passed a homestead act and an act setting aside land for public schools and two universities.
1892 - In Atlanta, TX, Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was born. In 1921 she became the world's first licensed African-American pilot.
Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking." - George W. Bush