THE HOUSTORIAN CALENDAR
We are thrilled to announce that The Houstorian Calendar: Today in Houston History will be in bookstores on February 25, 2019.
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.
Glassman will be speaking about the project and signing copies of his book at Brazos Bookstore on Tuesday, February 26 at 6:00PM. Call ahead to reserve your copy!