27 December 2017

Stephen F. Austin Dies

27 December 1836 

On this date in 1836...

Texas pioneer and impresario Stephen F. Austin died at West Columbia, Texas after a lengthy illness resulting from his imprisonment in Mexico.

Other Years:

  • 1761 – Creek Indians led by a chief known as "The Mortar" attacked several English in the "Long Canes" area of South Carolina killing 14 settlers.
  • 1845 - Dr. Crawford Williamson Long used anesthesia for childbirth for the first time, the delivery of his own child in Jefferson, Georgia
  • 1860 - South Carolina troops seized Castle Pinckney and Fort Moultrie in Charleston Harbor.  The U.S. Revenue Cutter William Aiken surrendered to South Carolina authorities.
  • 1900 - Kentucky native and prohibitionist, Carrie Nation staged her first raid on a saloon at the Carey Hotel in Wichita, Kansas breaking every liquor bottle she could find.
  • 1965 - The International Swimming Hall of Fame was dedicated in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

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