On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1836

Historical Events

Battle 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

Famous Deaths

Davy Crockett

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

  • James "Jim" Bowie, American pioneer and soldier (Texas Revolution), dies during Battle of Alamo at 39
  • James Butler Bonham, American lawyer from South Carolina and soldier (b. 1807)
1836 Highlights

About March 6, 1836

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 185 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces