1859 - Robert Simpson Neighbors was shot and killed by Edward Cornett at Fort Belknap. Neighbors was an Indian agent for the Lipan Apaches, Tonkawas and Comanches.
1911 - In Laredo, the Congreso Mexicanista began meeting. It was the first statewide Mexican-American civil-rights conference.
1919 - In Corpus Christi, Spohn Hospital was destoyed by a hurricane.
1964 - Texas folklorist J. Frank Dobie received the Medal of Freedom from President Lyndon B. Johnson.
|Give me an army of West Point graduates and I'll win a battle. Give me a handful of Texas Aggies, and I'll win the war.- U.S. General George S. Patton|