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History of Houston, Texas, USA

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Texas has the first domed stadium in the country. The structure was built in Houston and opened in April 1965.

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  • 1836 - August 30 - The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen

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  • 1854 - Houston
    Houston a city capital of Harris county, Texas, situated on Buffalo bayou, 45 miles by water from its entrance into Galveston bay, 82 miles N. W....Read MORE...


  • News February 15, 1895 - Houston TX received 22 inches of snow.

    WeatherForYou.com
    February 15, 1895

  • 1895 - Houston
    Houston, a city of Texas, capital of Harris co., is on Buffalo Bayou, 49 miles by rail N.W. of Galveston, 164 miles E.S.E. of Austin, and 152 miles...Read MORE...


  • News 1896 - BOILER EXPLODES Disaster in a Texas Newspaper Office - Three Lives Lost
    Houston, Tex., June 30 - Shortly after three o'clock Monday afternoon the boiler in the office of the Daily Age exploded, killing Engineer Henry...Read MORE...


  • Houston, Texas, USA
    Houston, Texas. High School.
    Postcard
  • News 1912 - April 1 - A tornado with incredible velocity ripped into downtown Houston, TX, breaking the water table and giving the city its first natural waterspout.

    WeatherForYou.com
    April 1, 1912

  • News 1912 - HOUSTON, TEX., SWEPT BY DISASTROUS FIRE. DESTROYS MANUFACTURING AND RESIDENCE SECTION. STRONG GALE SWEEPS FIRE OVER CITY WIPING OUT FIFTEEN FACTORIES AND NEARLY THREE HUNDRED HOMES.
    (By Associated Press.)
    Houston, Tex., Feb. 21. - A fire which broke out here at an early hour today, swept by a 35 mile an hour wind, burned a mile...Read MORE...


  • Houston, Texas, USA
    Huston Station and Car. Galveston-Houston Interurban.
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Houston, a city of Texas, the second city (in 1900) in population of the state, an important railroad centre, and capital of Harris co., is on...Read MORE...


  • 1917 - August 23 - Race riot in Houston Texas (2 blacks & 11 whites killed)

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  • Houston, Texas, USA
    Main Street, Looking North, showing Theatrical District, Houston, Texas. "The Fastest Growing City in the United States"
    Postcard
  • News 1935 - December 7 - Severe flooding hit parts of the Houston, TX, area. Eight persons were killed as one hundred city blocks were inundated.

    The Weather Channel
    December 7, 1935

  • News 1943 - September 7 – Gulf Hotel fire: A fire at the Gulf Hotel in Houston, Texas, kills 55.

    www.wikipedia.org
    September 7, 1943

  • 1953 - May 25 - 1st non-commercial educational television station-Houston, Texas

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  • 1965 - Texas has the first domed stadium in the country. The structure was built in Houston and opened in April 1965.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ texas.html

  • 1983 - Hurricane Alicia
    August 18, 1983
    Hurricane Alicia makes landfall at Galveston Island, Texas, unleashing 23 small tornadoes. The storm kills 21 people, leaves Houston ...Read MORE...




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Houston, Texas. High School.
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Huston Station and Car. Galveston-Houston Interurban.
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Main Street, Looking North, showing Theatrical District, Houston, Texas. "The Fastest Growing City in the United States"
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  • 1836 - August 30 - The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen

    historyorb.com
  • 1854 - Houston
    Houston a city capital of Harris county, Texas, situated on Buffalo bayou, 45 miles by water from its entrance into Galveston bay, 82 miles N. W.... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Houston
    Houston, a city of Texas, capital of Harris co., is on Buffalo Bayou, 49 miles by rail N.W. of Galveston, 164 miles E.S.E. of Austin, and 152 miles... Read MORE...

  • News  February 15, 1895 - Houston TX received 22 inches of snow.

    WeatherForYou.com
    February 15, 1895
  • News  1896 - BOILER EXPLODES Disaster in a Texas Newspaper Office - Three Lives Lost
    Houston, Tex., June 30 - Shortly after three o'clock Monday afternoon the boiler in the office of the Daily Age exploded, killing Engineer Henry... Read MORE...

  • News  1912 - HOUSTON, TEX., SWEPT BY DISASTROUS FIRE. DESTROYS MANUFACTURING AND RESIDENCE SECTION. STRONG GALE SWEEPS FIRE OVER CITY WIPING OUT FIFTEEN FACTORIES AND NEARLY THREE HUNDRED HOMES.
    (By Associated Press.)
    Houston, Tex., Feb. 21. - A fire which broke out here at an early hour today, swept by a 35 mile an hour wind, burned a mile... Read MORE...

  • News  1912 - April 1 - A tornado with incredible velocity ripped into downtown Houston, TX, breaking the water table and giving the city its first natural waterspout.

    WeatherForYou.com
    April 1, 1912
  • 1916
    Houston, a city of Texas, the second city (in 1900) in population of the state, an important railroad centre, and capital of Harris co., is on... Read MORE...

  • 1917 - August 23 - Race riot in Houston Texas (2 blacks & 11 whites killed)

    historyorb.com
  • News  1935 - December 7 - Severe flooding hit parts of the Houston, TX, area. Eight persons were killed as one hundred city blocks were inundated.

    The Weather Channel
    December 7, 1935
  • News  1943 - September 7 – Gulf Hotel fire: A fire at the Gulf Hotel in Houston, Texas, kills 55.

    www.wikipedia.org
    September 7, 1943
  • 1953 - May 25 - 1st non-commercial educational television station-Houston, Texas

    historyorb.com
  • 1965 - Texas has the first domed stadium in the country. The structure was built in Houston and opened in April 1965.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ texas.html
  • 1983 - Hurricane Alicia
    August 18, 1983
    Hurricane Alicia makes landfall at Galveston Island, Texas, unleashing 23 small tornadoes. The storm kills 21 people, leaves Houston ... Read MORE...

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