Portal:Houston/Did you know?/December 2006
- ...KUHT began broadcasting on May 24, 1953 as the first public television station in the United States.
- ...the Lunar Receiving Laboratory at Johnson Space Center is where the first astronauts returning from the moon were quarantined and where samples of lunar soil and moon rock are stored.
- ...many buildings in downtown are linked by a system of tunnels and skywalks. The tunnel system also includes shops, restaurants, and convenience stores.
- ...in 2001, Tropical Storm Allison dumped up to 39 inches of rain on parts of the city, causing billions of dollars in damage and killing 43 people. To date, the flooding caused by Allison was the worst in the city's history.