On this day in 1918, World War I blessedly came to an end. A total of 198,000 Texans served in the armed forces during the course of the war. 5,171 Texans died in the armed services (one of whom was a nurse), 4,748 of the dead served in the army. More than one-third of the deaths occurred inside the U.S., many as a result of an influenza epidemin in 1918. According to the Texas State Historical Association, "four Texans were awarded the Medal of Honor. In a trend that would become even more marked during World War II, military camps were established in Texas to train men for service and the state was the main location for pilot training for military aviation."
On this day in 1843, five churches in East Texas joined together to organize the Sabine Baptist Association. The churches were:
Union (Old North) Church (four miles north of Nacogdoches)
Union Church (Nacogdoches County)