April 23, 1977: Former Texas A&M and Major League outfielder Jason Tyner was born in Beaumont.
April 22, 1982: Geoff Hangartner, former A&M offensive lineman, was born in Houston. Hangartner was a fifth-round selection of the Carolina Panthers in 2005. During his nine-year NFL career, Hangartner spent seven seasons with the Panthers and two with the Buffalo Bills.
April 21, 1944: The first Aggie Muster ceremony was held on campus. The tradition has become a global event, with Aggies across the country and in far-reaching nations coming together to honor fallen Aggies. The largest annual Aggie Muster gathering is at Reed Arena.
April 20, 1979: Happy birthday to Rocky Bernard, former Texas A&M defensive tackle. Bernard was born in Baytown and was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2002. He played 11 seasons in the NFL and won a Super Bowl in his final season with the New York Giants.
April 19, 2003: The Texas A&M women's tennis team defeated Kansas 7-0 to claim a share of the Big 12 conference title. It was the first championship for the Aggies since winning the Southwest Conference title in 1986.
April 18, 1944: 2nd Lt. Lloyd Hughes' wife, Hazel, received his Medal of Honor in a ceremony at Kelly Field in San Antonio. Hughes became the first Aggie to receive a Medal of Honor for actions during World War II. He was killed in action on Aug. 1, 1943. On March 30, 2009, his family loaned…
April 17, 1967: Happy birthday to Aaron Wallace, former A&M linebacker. Wallace and fellow linebacker John Roper were known as "The Blitz Brothers." Wallace finished his A&M career with 42 sacks, which is the A&M record. He went on to play in the NFL for the Raiders in Los Angele…
April 16, 2009: The men's tennis team closed out the regular season with a 4-3 victory over the Texas Longhorns in the State Farm Lone Star Showdown at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.
April 15, 2013: The New York Liberty selected Texas A&M center Kelsey Bone fifth overall in the 2013 WNBA draft. It was the highest an Aggie had ever been selected, and continued a six-year run of at least one A&M player being selected.
April 14, 1985: Margaret Rudder presented Gen. James Earl Rudder's military medals and decorations for display at Rudder Tower. “I'm so happy that these medals are going to be right here in the middle of this campus that he loved so well,” Margaret Rudder told The Eagle.
April 13, 1923: This was the last recorded trip of the Interurban Railway, a trolley that transported people between Bryan and the university. The trolley was launched in 1910 and was gas-powered. The system was converted to electricity in 1915. As automobiles became more prevalent, the trol…
April 11, 1953: Oveta Culp Hobby, namesake of the Hobby Hall dorm on the A&M campus, was named the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education & Welfare. Hobby was married to former Texas Gov. William P. Hobby. Their son, William P. Hobby Jr., served as lieutenant gov…
April 10, 1916: The Board of Directors created the School of Veterinary Medicine. Classes were to start fall 1916. Previously, there had been classes for veterinary medicine, but no set curriculum or degree. The new veterinary school became authorized to award doctorate degrees with the 1916…
April 9, 1988: Simpson Drill Field was dedicated in honor of Lt. Gen. Ormond R. Simpson, a 1936 mechanical engineering graduate. After WWII, Simpson came back to Aggieland to serve as assistant vice president for student services and head of the School of Military Sciences.
April 8, 1980: Former Texas A&M defensive back Sammy Davis was born. Davis played for the Aggies from 1999 to 2002 and nabbed 11 interceptions.
April 7, 1970: Texas A&M defensive back Kevin Smith was born. Smith is A&M's all-time leader in interceptions with 20. He played at A&M from 1988 to 1991.
April 5, 2011: The Aggie women's basketball team won its first NCAA national championship. Led by All-American Danielle Adams, the Aggies beat Notre Dame, 76-70.
April 2, 1887: Gov. Lawrence Sullivan Ross signed legislation establishing the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station and designating Texas A&M in charge of the program. The program made it possible for Mark Francis to study and find a solution for the Texas tick fever.
April 1, 1957: Gen. Bernard Schriever, class of 1937, appeared on the cover of Time magazine. Schriever, a WWII veteran, headed the Air Force Missile Division, pioneering much of the weaponry technology during the 1950s and '60s.
March 31, 1915: The Texas Forest Service was signed into law by Gov. James E. Ferguson. It was placed under the direction of the A&M Board of Directors. The agency is mandated to “assume direction of all forest interests and all matters pertaining to forestry within the jurisdiction of t…
March 30, 1973: Rodney Thomas was born. He teamed up with Greg Hill and Leeland McElroy to make a formidable running attack during A&M's successful years from 1992 to 1994. Thomas was drafted in the third round of the 1995 NFL draft by the Houston Oilers.
March 29, 1989: Reveille IV died. She was 14. She served as the Aggies' mascot from 1975 to 1984. According to the Houston Chronicle, about 10,000 people attended the military-style funeral service at Kyle Field during Parents' Weekend. She was buried on the north side of Kyle Field, joining…
March 28, 2008: The baseball team kicked off its then-record winning streak with a road victory over Kansas. The Aggies would go on a 16-game winning streak through May 5, 2008. A&M finished the season 46-19. Their postseason ended at the NCAA Regionals.
March 28, 2014: The NFL descended upon Aggieland for Texas A&M's Pro Day, featuring Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel going through drills before the NFL Draft. Former quarterback Kurt Warner was among the media members on hand, and said, "I would have to say this has bee…
March 26, 1989: Von Miller was born. The linebacker was an All-American at Texas A&M, and won the 2010 Butkus Award. Miller was picked second overall in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos.
March 25, 1970: Gen. James Earl Rudder was laid in state in the rotunda of the Administration Building in the morning. He died on March 23. Funeral services were conducted in G. Rollie White Coliseum in the afternoon. State and national leaders attended, including former President Lyndon Bai…
March 24, 1918: The birth date of Lt. Gen. James Hollingsworth, class of 1940, who fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. A statue in his likeness, titled "Danger 79er,” is on the A&M campus. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery after his death on March 3, 2010.
March 22, 2008: The second-seeded Aggies throttled UTSA 91-52 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Senior shooting guard Morenike Atunrase scored a team-high 19 points.
March 20, 2016: Texas A&M was down 12 points with 44 seconds left, but outscored Northern Iowa 14-2 to tie the game, and went on to win in double overtime of the second round game in the NCAA Tournament. As Eagle sportswriter Richard Croome wrote: "I can safely say it’s the darnedest thi…
March 17, 1917: In anticipation of the United States' entry to World War I, Texas A&M President William B. Bizzell volunteered the college to the federal government as a military training site, according to Texas Aggies Go to War by Henry C. Dethloff.
March 16, 1899: Edwin Jackson Kyle stood in as acting commandant while also serving as commander of the Corps. He served in this role until May 1, 1899. He is the only student to have simultaneously been in both positions.
March 15, 2008: The A&M women's basketball team defeated Oklahoma State 64-59 to win the Big 12 tournament. A'Quonesia Franklin led the Aggies in scoring with 19 points.
March 14, 2016: Beloved Texas A&M administrator Rusty Thompson died at a Houston hospital where he was rushed a week prior following a heart attack on campus. The director of student activities was a 1985 A&M graduate, and spent most of his 30-year career working with Aggies.
March 13, 2005: A cloned foal named Paris Texas was born. He was the first horse to be cloned in North America. Paris Texas was the sixth species cloned by researchers at A&M's College of Veterinary Medicine.
March 10, 2013: In its first year in the conference, Texas A&M upset Kentucky 75-67 to capture the Southeastern Conference tournament title. Kelsey Bone led the way for the Aggies with 18 points, 15 rebounds, four assists and two blocks. A&M pulled away early in the second half thank…
March 8, 1883: Thomas Otto Walton was born in Gary, Texas. Walton served as A&M president from 1925 to 1943. The Houston Chronicle noted in a 2010 blog that during his tenure, Walton served as an unofficial agriculture adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
March 7, 1969: Spc. 5 Clarence E. Sasser received the Medal of Honor. He later attended Texas A&M at the invitation of Gen. James Earl Rudder, A&M's president. Sasser was inducted into Texas A&M's honorary hall in the Memorial Student Center on Nov. 7, 2013.
March 6, 2010: Texas A&M's Tanisha Smith, Danielle Adams and Tyra White scored a combined 44 points in a 78-54 win at Kansas. The trio all went to high school in the Kansas City metro area. The women's basketball team also managed to force 30 turnovers in the game, including 20 in the fi…
March 5, 2008: Donald Sloan followed a last-second steal with a lob off the backboard and an emphatic dunk to close out a 71-57 defeat of Baylor.
Feb. 28, 2009: Basketball player Josh Carter scored a career high 29 points against Iowa State during a home victory at Reed Arena. Carter holds the team record for most wins in an A&M career with 98.
Feb. 27, 2010: Texas A&M saw record attendance for a basketball game at Reed Arena, with 13,717 fans at the game against Texas. The Aggies, who were ranked No. 22, secured a 74-58 victory over No. 21-ranked Texas.
Feb. 26, 1997: Lyle Lovett, class of 1979, wins best country album for The Road to Ensenada at the Grammy Awards. The album included the swinging That's Right (You're Not From Texas) and the witty Don't Touch My Hat and Her First Mistake.
Feb. 22, 1949: The movie Bad Boy, starring Audie Murphy, the most decorated veteran of WWII and a Medal of Honor recipient, opens in theaters. Murphy's character, Danny Lester, was a juvenile delinquent sentenced to the Variety Club Ranch instead of jail. After redeeming himself, he goes on …
Feb. 20, 2013: Kyle Field and surrounding buildings were evacuated due to a bomb threat. It was later determined that Michael Thomas, who worked as a landscaper at Texas A&M, had written "Bomb at Kyle" on a bathroom wall in the Hagler Building.
Feb. 19, 1989: Danielle Adams, basketball player for A&M from 2009 to 2011, was born. The All-American holds numerous school records. She scored the most points in a game (40) and in a season (847) in 2010-2011. Adams also holds the highest scoring average for a season and career in prog…
Feb. 18, 1991: Mike Hickey set the A&M record for most hits in a game with six against Westmont. In the same game, Hickey also set the record for RBIs with 10, of the team's 27 for the game (also a record). The Aggies won 31-2.
Feb. 15, 1915: The Y.M.C.A. Building was formally dedicated. Donations from students, alumni and the John D. Rockefeller Foundation funded the building construction.