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1813 - Near San Antonio the battle of Rosillo was fought on a prairie near the merge of the Rosillo and Salado creeks. The Royalists Spanish royalist force under Texas governor Manuel María de Salcedo and Nuevo León governor Simón de Herrera were defeated by the Republican Army of the North led by José Bernardo Gutiérrez de Lara and Samuel Kemper.

1965 - The deliberate impoundment of water began at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The reservoir's name was later changed from McGee Bend to Sam Rayburn.

2013 - Jaromir Jagr (Dallas Stars) scored is 1,000th assist in a game against the Minnesota Wild. He was the 12th NHL player to reach 1,000 points and the first non-Canadian NHL player to reach the mark.

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In the covered wagon days, if a baby was born in Texarkana while the family was crossing into the Lone Star State, by the time they reached El Paso, the baby would be in the third grade.
- Wallace O. Chariton

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