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.