The Houstorian Calendar: Today in Houston History

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September 4, 2000, was Houston’s hottest day on record, as well as Beyoncé’s nineteenth birthday. Sam Houston was elected president on September 5, 1836. The city was awarded a National League baseball franchise on October 17, 1960, and on November 1, 2017, the Astros won their first World Series. On December 13, 1882, the Capitol Hotel became Houston’s first public building to get electricity. Tragedy struck on April 16, 1947, when a ship carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer exploded alongside a Texas City dock. James Glassman captures every single day of the year in the prism of Houston history, from the Texas Revolution to the moon landing.
ISBN: 9781467139878
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Texas
Series: On This Day In
Images: 45
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
James Glassman is the force that powers Houstorian, Houston’s loudest preservation group. A fifth-generation Houstonian who works as an architectural project manager, he is the author of The Houstorian Dictionary: An Insider’s Index to Houston. In 2013, he was honored by the Houston Press as one of its 100 Creatives, and his Houston-inspired graphic designs have been featured in Houstonia Magazine, the Houston Chronicle and CultureMap.