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1819 - U.S. President John Quincy Adams and Mexican President Luis de Onis for Spain signed the Adams-Onis Treaty that renounced the United States claim to Texas and set boundries. Mexico declared independence from Spain before the treaty was ratified and then Spain refused to recognize the established boundry line.

1836 - Mexican soldier Nepomuceno Navarro left the Mexican army and joined Juan N. Seguin's company of Tejanos. The company served as rear guard for General Houston's army.

1866 - The Port Isabel Lighthouse resumed operation after being fitted for a replacement lens and light.

1935 - The Connally Hot Oil Act became law. The law was intended to protect foreign and interstate commerce against "contraband oil" and encourage the conservation of domestic crude-oil deposits. It also prohibited the shipment of hot oil.

1963 - Lamar Hunt, owner of the American Football League franchise Dallas Texans, agreed to move the operation to Kansas City. The new team was named the Chiefs.

Texas Quote

Texas will again lift it's head and stand among the nations. It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can compare with it in natural advantages.
- Sam Houston, President of the Republic of Texas

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