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 Mexican soldiers overwhelm the Texan defenders, killing 182-257 Texans including William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett

Frontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett
Frontiersman/Soldier
Davy Crockett

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)