THE HOUSTORIAN CALENDAR:
TODAY IN HOUSTON HISTORY
The Houstorian Calendar: Today in Houston History is the latest from Houston’s loudest preservation group Houstorian.
Every day of the year in Houston’s colorful history is covered.
September 4, 2000, was Houston’s hottest day on record (coincidentally also Beyoncé’s nineteenth birthday). Sam Houston was elected president on September 5, 1836. The city was awarded a National League baseball franchise on October 17, 1960, and on November 1, 2017, the Astros won their first World Series. On December 13, 1882, the Capitol Hotel became Houston’s first public building to get electricity. Tragedy struck on April 16, 1947, when a ship carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer exploded alongside a Texas City dock. James Glassman captures every single day of the year in the prism of Houston history, from the Texas Revolution to the moon landing.
THE HOUSTORIAN DICTIONARY:
AN INSIDER’S INDEX TO HOUSTON
The Houstorian Dictionary: An Insider's Index to Houston is a comprehensive list of all the people, places, things, terms, quotations, events, books, movies, and songs from or about Houston, Texas. Even though Houston has always been a forward-looking community since its founding in 1836, the past remains very present in their customs, expressions, and dreams, even if most Houstonians don’t even realize it. The Houstorian Dictionary is the book that shows how all Houstonians, both natives and so-called Newstonians, are connected to each other, not simply from the city’s history, but also by the things that brought them there and the things that keep them there. Each entry connects to another, drawing a composite picture of Magnolia City/Bayou City/Space City/Sprawl City. The Houstorian Dictionary also celebrates the innovators, artists, heroes, hucksters, scientists, philanthropists, performers, politicians, and tinkerers that share the unique Houston brand.