1755 - Tomás Sánchez de la Barrera y Garza founded Villa de Laredo. The location was chosen in an attempt to thwart French incursion into Spanish territory.
1890 - Katherine Anne Porter (born Callie Russell Porter) was born in Indian Creek, TX. She published the novels "Ship of Fools" and "Pale Horse-Pale Rider." Two Texas historical markers were erected in her honor at Indian Creek Cemetery in Brown County in 1990 and another one in Kyle in 1991.
1918 - Charles D. Tandy was born in Brownsville, TX. His company, Tandy Corporation, purchased RadioShack in 1963.
1993 - In San Antonio, TX, the Alamodome opened.
2013 - A tornado outbreak in north Texas killed at least 6 people.
2015 - Adrian Beltre (Texas Rangers) hit his 400th career homerun.
2016 - Rougned Odor (Texas Rangers) punched Jose Bautista (Toronto Blue Jays) in the face after Bautista made a hard slide into Odor at second base. Odor was suspended two days later for eight games. The suspension was eventually adjusted to seven games.
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