Texas Historical Documents

Texas Timeline - 1949

Texas Timeline Index

1949 March 17 Glenn McCarthy celebrates the opening of his Shamrock Hotel in Houston with a party for 50,000 guests.
1949 July 11 Gov. Beauford Jester dies en route to Houston; he is the first governor to die in office.
1949 August 24 Herman Barnett, a black, becomes a student at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
1949 November 02 The Daughters of the Republic of Texas become custodians of the French Legation.