March 6, 1836. The Battle of the Alamo. Remember? Gregory McNamee does:
“One hundred and seventy-five years ago, on March 6, 1836, some two hundred American immigrants died trying to secure the liberation of Texas from the sovereign nation of Mexico. They met their fate at an adobe mission in the heart of a little town called San Antonio, named El Alamo for the tall cottonwood trees surrounding it, a place that the Virginian Sam Houston had encouraged them to abandon in favor of a more easily defended place. James Bowie, William Travis, David Crockett, and their militiamen held out for almost two weeks, but in the end they indeed could not defend the low-walled mission, and a Mexican army led by Antonio López de Santa Anna overwhelmed them.”
– “Remembering the Alamo,” Gregory McNamee, Britannica Blog.