Texas Historical Documents

Texas Timeline - 1896

Texas Timeline Index

1896 February 21 Judge Roy Bean stages the Fitzsimmons-Maher heavy weight title fight on a Rio Grande island.
1896 March 29 Robert J. Kleberg Jr., longtime manager of the King Ranch, is born in Corpus Christi.
1896 April 27 Baseball great Rogers Hornsby is born in Runnels County.
1896 May 25 The first meeting of the Daughters of the Confederacy in Texas is held.
1896 September 15 A stunt to wreck two trains near Waco results in the death of two spectators.
1896 December 30 Homer Norton is born in Alabama. He becomes the leading football coach in Texas A&M history