22 October 2022

First President of Texas

22 October 1836  

On this date in 22 October 1836...

Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first president of the Republic of Texas.

Other Years:

  • 1752 - A hurricane struck the Florida coast and claimed at least 12 ships including a Spanish man-of-war.
  • 1862 - Confederate troops reconquered the Cumberland Gap in Tennessee.
  • 1934 - FBI agent Melvin Purvis killed Oklahoma bank robber Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd in an apple orchard near East Liverpool, Ohio.
  • 1962 - President Kennedy announced an air and naval blockade of Cuba, following the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island.
  • 1983 - At the Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia, an armed man crashed a truck through the gates and demanded to speak with U.S. President Ronald Reagan

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