This Day In History: 09/05/1836 - Sam Houston Elected President of Texas

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Russ Mitchell recaps the major historical events that occurred on September 5 in this video clip from This Day In History. The nation's first Labor Day Parade was held in New York City on September 5, and the novel On the Road was published. Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme pointed a gun at president Gerald Ford, and was later sentenced to life in prison. Samuel Houston was elected the first president on the Republic of Texas, before it became a Confederate state.

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