On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1836

Historical Events


Battle of InterestBattle of the Alamo

Battle of the Alamo: After 13 days of fighting 1,500-3,000 Mexican soldiers overwhelm the Texan defenders, killing 182-257 Texans including William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett

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The Fall of the Alamo by Robert Jenkins Onderdonk shows folk hero Davy Crockett shortly before being killed by Mexican soldiers
The Fall of the Alamo by Robert Jenkins Onderdonk shows folk hero Davy Crockett shortly before being killed by Mexican soldiers
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Famous Deaths


Person of interestDavy Crockett

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

Frontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett
Frontiersman/Soldier
Davy Crockett
  • James Bowie, American pioneer and soldier (Texas Revolution), dies at 39
  • James Butler Bonham, American lawyer from South Carolina and soldier (b. 1807)
  • Jim Bowie, American pioneer and soldier (b. 1796)
1836 Highlights

About March 6, 1836

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 184 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces