Texas Historical Documents

Texas Timeline - 1882

Texas Timeline Index

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

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