July 5, 2012: More than 450 students, parents and children from around the community gathered on the front lawn of Central Baptist Church in College Station, creating what quickly became known as the "Maroon Wall" in honor of fallen soldier Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale, Texas A&M Class of '92.

June 21, 1851: Robert Teague Milner, who served as A&M president from September 1908 to October 1913, was born. Before becoming president, Milner was a teacher, newspaper editor, state legislator and the first Texas agriculture commissioner. While a state representative, he authored the …

June 7, 1920: Howard Peter "Pete" Tumlinson was born. Tumlinson, class of 1942, created the Ol' Sarge character for a comic strip in The Battalion student newspaper. After graduating, Tumlinson went on to become a comic book artist published by Timely Comics and Atlas Comics. The companies w…

June 3, 1950: Marion T. Harrington was appointed as president at A&M. He was the first former student, class of 1922, to serve as president. Harrington became the second chancellor of the A&M System upon his leaving the presidential post Sept. 1, 1953.

May 27, 1912: Old Main, the first building on campus, was destroyed by a fire. It took a little more than an hour for the blaze to completely destroy the interior. The interior and roof were made of wood, so only the brick exterior was left after the fire.

May 26, 1899: Gov. Joseph Sayers invited the entire A&M student body to attend the governor's reception in Austin, according to A Centennial History of Texas A&M. The cadets left by train on May 26, 1899, and returned the next day, according to The Battalion.

May 16, 1971: Happy birthday to Rick Treviño Jr. The singer-songwriter attended Texas A&M and signed with Sony Music in the early 1990s. His self-titled sophomore album was certified gold in 1994. In 1996, he had a No. 1 hit on the Billboard country charts with Running Out of Reasons to …

May 4, 1919: A statue of Lawrence Sullivan Ross was dedicated. Students place pennies at his feet for good luck on their exams. The statue was created by Pompeo Coppini, who was responsible for several statues on campus. The statue, located at the Academic Plaza, is the oldest on campus. The…