Texas Timeline Index
1882 January 02
Jay Gould predicts the 'end of Jefferson' after the town refuses to give his railroad right-of-way.1882 January 06
Longtime Congressman and Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn is born in Tennessee.1882 July 25
Judge Roy Bean opens his first saloon west of the Pecos.1882 November 17
The cornerstone is laid for the first building at the University of Texas in Austin.1882 November 28
A labor-union-called 'holiday' on the Galveston docks protesting black laborers begins a segregation battle that lasts for years.1882 December 21
Edith Wilmans is born. She is elected to the Texas House in 1922, the first woman to serve in that capacity.