Texas Timeline Index
1860 March 12
Columbus 'Dad' Joiner, who finds the East Texas Oil Field, is born in Alabama.1860 May 07
Julius Real, who stages the legislative Whiskey Rebellion of 1911 to keep Texas wet, is born in the hill country.1860 June 28
Southern Democrats nominate John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky for President.1860 August 12
The first child born in the Governor's Mansion is Temple Houston.