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Day by Day Archive Month September

September 01
Benavides crosses Rio Grande in pursuit of Mexican "Unionists" (1863)
Huge law firm founded in Houston (1917)
Founding director of Barker Texas History Center retires (1969)
September 02
Republic of Texas makes treaty with North Texas Indians (1838)
Texan signs peace treaty with Japan (1945)
Surveyor shoots lawyer in Austin colony feud (1830)
"Wolf of the Washita" born in Tennessee (1840)
September 03
Last surviving signer of Texas Declaration of Independence dies (1895)
Pioneer Methodist ministers hold camp meeting on Caney Creek (1834)
San Antonio piano teacher composes polka (1847)
September 04
Fort Sam hospital renamed in honor of military physician (1942)
Black students attempt to enroll in white school (1950)
Former floating Texas capitol sold (1839)
September 05
Sam Houston elected first president of the Republic of Texas (1836)
Infamous outlaw sentenced to death (1877)
Future port developer weds future state legislator (1905)
September 06
Jaybirds order black leaders out of Fort Bend County (1888)
Constitutional convention meets in Austin (1875)
Texan's sacrifice in Korea earns Medal of Honor (1952)
September 07
Houston Ship Channel is deepened (1914)
Hill County cotton mill begins production (1901)
Soldiers charged with setting fires and looting in Brenham (1866)
September 08
Port Arthur and Orange County connected by bridge (1938)
Frank Baldwin captures mysterious "white Indian" Tehan (1874)
Hurricane devastates Galveston (1900)
September 09
East Dallas incorporated (1882)
Meteorite hits Grayson County (1961)
Terry's Texas Rangers mustered into Confederate service (1861)
September 10
Spanish colonizer of South Texas dies in Mexico City (1770)
Spanish regulations changes frontier line in Texas (1772)
Washerwoman buys valuable Dallas property (1869)
September 11
Ottine Swamp designated state park (1933)
Spanish-language dramatic company attracts large audiences (1891)
Irredentist forces from Mexico try to take back Texas (1842)
Fort Sam Houston officially named (1890)
September 12
Early colony holds first election (1844)
Country singer born in country town (1909)
First producing oil well in Texas comes in (1866)
September 13
Philanthropist Alexander Sanger dies (1925)
Fence-cutting war reaches Mabel Day's ranch (1883)
Abolitionist minister lynched in Fort Worth (1860)
September 14
Mexican-American civil-rights conference meets in Laredo (1911)
Robert Neighbors assassinated at Fort Belknap (1859)
Hospital destroyed in hurricane (1919)
September 15
Mexico frees slaves (1829)
Revolutionary journalist attacks Mexico from Texas (1891)
Promotional stunt in non-existent town kills three people (1896)
September 16
Diez y Seis de Septiembre (1810)
Independent Democrats oppose KKK (1922)
Mexico releases remaining Texas captives from Perote Prison (1844)
September 17
Army officer paints watercolor of Kiowa Chief (1845)
Wood County dams completed (1962)
Emma loses out to Crosbyton as county seat (1910)
September 18
Sam Houston and other dignitaries dedicate Monument Hill cemetery (1848)
Town crier of San Antonio dies (1929)
French Expedition fizzles in El Paso (1850)
Two Texas Medal of Honor recipients die in battle (1944)
September 19
Forerunner of Bergstrom Air Force Base is activated near Austin (1942)
La Grange Intelligencer publishes last issue (1846)
Texans fight at Chickamauga (1863)
Jane Long sees her filibustering husband for the last time (1821)
September 20
Baptist university opens in Dallas (1905)
Hurricane Beulah wracks Texas coast (1967)
Texan flies in first airship? (1865)
September 21
Oldest public junior college in Texas opens (1925)
Worst bus accident in Texas history (1989)
Future missionary ordained (1826)
September 22
Texas passes law restricting cotton acreage (1931)
"American Nightingale" debuts in New York (1920)
Nimitz Museum acquires Nimitz Hotel (1964)
September 23
James Perry marries into Austin family (1824)
Texas folklorist born (1867)
New Memorial Stadium scoreboard dedicated to Freddie Steinmark (1972)
September 24
G&I train arrives in Port Bolivar--three years late! (1903)
Future legal historian born in Denmark (1854)
Benjamin Grierson marries Alice Kirk (1854)
September 25
Radio broadcasting comes to South Texas (1922)
Goodnight, Loving! (1867)
West Texas's first professional woman artist dies (1874)
September 26
Future panjandrum of the KKK is born (1881)
Famed cowboy memoirist dies (1935)
Temperamental new governor arrives in San Antonio (1736)
Flamboyant railroad and town promoter dies (1928)
September 27
First TV station in Texas goes on the air (1948)
Mexico arrests pioneer merchant as a spy (1846)
Babe Zaharias dies of cancer (1956)
September 28
Rebel wife and diarist dies (1917)
Presidio commander resumes post after arrest (1769)
Cortina attacks Brownsville (1859)
September 29
Texas exile dies in Brazil (1867)
First Polish church in America consecrated (1856)
Texas native and former slave earns Medal of Honor in Union Army (1864)
September 30
Company chartered to develop the Rio Grande valley (1905)
Governor Pease resigns in protest against Reconstruction policies (1869)
Guadalupe Mountains National Park established (1972)