1892 - Tex Owens was born in Killeen, Texas. He recorded the hit song "Cattle Call" in 1935.
1943 - In Beaumont, an estimated 3,000 people marched on City Hall after learning that a white woman had accused a black man of rape. The group dispersed into smaller groups and many business and houses were damaged in the pillaging.
1974 - Elvis Presley began a 18-date tour at the Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth, TX.
1982 - In Houston, TX, President Reagan attended and addressed a fundraiser dinner in honor of Governor Clements.
2010 - Lockheed Martin announced that the USS Fort Worth was at its halfway point in construction and was on schedule for delivery to the U.S. Navy in 2012.
2012 - An 3.1 earthquake hit about 16 miles south of Fort Worth. No injuries were reported. A 3.1? probably felt that for a mile or two - maybe....
1215 - King John and the Magna Carta came together at Runnymede.
1775 - George Washington unanimously elected to lead the Continental Army
1978 - Lisa Halaby of the US became Queen Noor of Jordan.