(GMT)25 AUG 2016 RO4SIL:
An Abbreviated Timeline. The full story is on the link below.
Brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen found Houston
Texas becomes the 28th state in the Union
Congress designates Houston a port
Houston's first park opens. The site, now Sam Houston Park, contains several of Houston's earliest buildings
Voters first reject proposed zoning ordinance. It's rejected again in 1962 and 1993.
First Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo held
Texas Medical Center founded
Alley Theatre established
"Houston" is first word spoken from the lunar surface
Shell Oil Co. relocates corporate headquarters to Houston. More than 200 major firms move headquarters, subsidiaries and divisions here in the years following.
Census finds Houston MSA has no racial or ethnic majority
First modern light rail line-7.5 miles-begins operations.