July 8, 1935: Texas A&M's first Heisman Trophy winner, John David Crow, class of 1958, was born in Marion, Louisiana.
July 7, 1968: Former Texas A&M infielder Chuck Knoblauch was born. The Aggies made the NCAA tournament in each of Knoblauch's seasons with A&M, including a school-record 58 wins in 1989.
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.
July 4, 2006: Mike Fossum, class of 1980, became the second Aggie to go to space. The flight aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery lasted 13 days.
June 27, 1959: Gen. James Earl Rudder, class of 1932, was appointed president of the Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas. He was the second Aggie to serve in the post.
June 26, 1879: A group of former students formed an alumni group dubbed the A&M Ex-Cadets Association. The group held its first meeting on this day at the Bachelor Hall in Houston, Texas.
June 23, 2015: A service for Texas A&M football legend John David Crow, who died June 17, 2015, was held at Reed Arena. More than 500 coaches, teammates, family members, friends and fans filed onto the arena floor for a celebration of life ceremony.
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 19, 1983: The first wake-up call of Space Shuttle mission STS-7 was a medley of the Aggie War Hymn and the University of Texas fight song. Mission Commander Bob Crippen was a UT grad and Gerald Griffin, Johnson Space Center director, an Aggie.
June 11, 1947: Henry Cisneros, Class of 1968, was born in San Antonio. During his senior year, he was commanding officer of the combined bands in the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band.
June 9, 2008: The Spirit of Aggieland was played as a wakeup call on the Space Shuttle's STS-124 mission, for Aggie astronaut Mike Fossum.
June 8, 1976: Sonny Parker became the first Aggie to be a first-round NBA draft pick. He was selected 17th by the Golden State Warriors in 1976. Parker played six seasons with Golden State, netting more than 4,400 points.
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 4, 1942: Ensign George Gay, class of 1938, was the sole survivor of his torpedo squadron during the Battle of Midway. After being shot down, he spent more than 30 hours floating in the Pacific Ocean, hiding under a seat cushion, to avoid being seen by Japanese planes.
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 31, 1975: Reveille III died after recurring bouts with a pancreas disease. Her funeral was postponed until September when students returned for classes and could attend.
May 30, 2009: Texas A&M won its first national golf championship on an improbable shot by Bronson Burgoon on the 18th hole during match play.
May 29, 2010: Texas A&M took down No. 1 Texas, 9-3, to advance to the title game of the Big 12 baseball championship.
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 25, 1918: Guion Hall was dedicated. The building served as an auditorium with a capacity of 2,500. The Assembly Hall, which sat 1,000, was being used as an armory at the time.
May 18, 2012: Sixth-ranked Texas A&M held off No. 22 Oklahoma State, 8-7, at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater, to clinch the No. 2 seed in the Big 12 tournament and also earn its 40th win of the season.
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 12, 2012: Ross Stripling threw the first no-hitter at newly renovated Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park. It was the first no-hitter for the Aggie baseball program since 2004. The Aggies defeated San Diego State, 1-0.
May 8, 2014: Three Aggies were selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Jake Matthews went to Atlanta with the No. 6 pick, Mike Evans was picked seventh by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Johnny Manziel was picked by the Cleveland Browns at No. 21.
May 5, 2010: Texas A&M researchers cloned the first foal using egg cells from a live mare. On May 5, Mouse, a male foal, was born. The technique had previously been used in mice to decrease birth defects.
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…
May 2, 2016: Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp announced that the Riverside Campus — to be renamed the RELLIS Campus, an acronym of Texas A&M’s core values of respect, excellence, leadership, loyalty, integrity and selfless service — would become a multi-institutional hub for re…
May 1, 1979: George H.W. Bush announced his presidential candidacy. Bush would serve as a two-term vice president under Ronald Reagan, from 1980 to 1988, then was elected president in 1988. His presidential library opened at Texas A&M in 1997, as did the Bush School of Government and Pub…
April 30, 2015: The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi with the 21st pick of the first round. It marked the fifth straight year an Aggie was picked in NFL Draft's first round.