What Happened on March 6, 1836

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


BattleBattle of Interest

Battle of the Alamo: after 13 days of fighting 1,500-3,000 Mexicans overwhelm Texans, killing 182-257 Texans including William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett

Frontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett
Frontiersman/Soldier
Davy Crockett

Event of interestEvent of Interest

HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin reach King George's Sound, Australia

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Davy Crockett, American pioneer and politician, killed at the Battle of the Alamo at 49

Frontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett
Frontiersman/Soldier
Davy Crockett
  • James Butler Bonham, American lawyer from South Carolina and soldier (b. 1807)
  • Jim Bowie, American pioneer and soldier (b. 1796)