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March 6, 1836 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

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

Deaths in History

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 in History