n.d.: The town of Oak Cliff is chartered by the State of Texas.
n.d.: The U.S. Census finds that for the first and only time in its history, Dallas is the most populous city in Texas (over 38,000 inhabitants).
n.d: At the fairgrounds, a 2,000 person capacity Music Hall is added to the northeast corner of the General Exhibits or Exposition Building. A grandstand is erected between the Exposition Building and Main Entrance, primarily as a place for livestock exhibition. A 5/8-mile track for "bicycle racing, foot racing, dog racing, etc." is also built.
January 1: Town of East Dallas annexed by City of Dallas.
Feb. 7: Dallas County Courthouse burns down. Fortunately, most county records are saved.
Feb. 14: A bricklayer, Thomas James, dies after receiving a punch to the neck in a boxing match at Dallas Opera House the day before. Judge John Henry Brown rules it an accident.
March: Construction begins on new red sandstone county courthouse (the present "Old Red" courthouse in downtown Dallas).
March 6: Dallas City Council adopts an ordinance declaring that effective May 1, "eight hours a day shall constitute a legal day's work upon all public work the city of Dallas, whether said work is being done by day work or contract."