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Texas History

1842 - Charles Elliot, the new British charge d'affaires to Texas, arrived at the port of Galveston.

1902 - In Laredo, TX, feminist folk artist Alice Dickerson Montemayor was born.

1855 - Democratic Governor Elisha Pease was reelected over the American party candidate David Dickson by 10,000 votes to serve another term as the Governor of Texas.

1966 - Houston oilman Ralph A. Johnston signed the deed transferring Paisano Ranch to the University of Texas.

2012 - The USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) departed from Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, WI, on its way to her commissioning site in Galveston, TX.

2013 - The trial of Nidal Malik Hasan began at Fort Hood, TX. In 2009, Hasan killed 13 and wounded at least 28 others at a deployment readiness center at Fort Hood.

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