Texas Timeline Index
1871 January 02
Boxing promoter 'Tex' Rickard is born in Kansas City.1871 April 17
Texas A&M is created.1871 May 18
Satanta, Big Tree, and their warriors massacre seven men from a wagon train at Salt Creek.1871 August 31
Gov. Jim Ferguson, who is the 'Pa' of 'Ma and Pa Ferguson' fame, is born in Bell County.