River Oaks Bookstore presents James Glassman: The Houstorian Calendar

James Glassman head shot
James Glassman Photo by Morris Malakoff

Author James Glassman will sign his new book, The Houstorian Calendar: Today in Houston History.

Every day of the year in Houston’s colorful history is covered. September 4, 2000, was Houston’s hottest day on record (coincidentally also Beyoncé’s nineteenth birthday). Sam Houston was elected president on September 5, 1836. The city was awarded a National League baseball franchise on October 17, 1960, and on November 1, 2017, the Astros won their first World Series. On December 13, 1882, the Capitol Hotel became Houston’s first public building to get electricity. Tragedy struck on April 16, 1947, when a ship carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer exploded alongside a Texas City dock.

Glassman captures every single day of the year in the prism of Houston history, from the Texas Revolution to the moon landing.

Event Details


3.16.19 | 3:00 pm


River Oaks Bookstore
3270 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77098

Ticket Info

Admission is free.