On This Day in 1836 – After a 13-Day Siege, The Alamo Fell to Mexican Forces
It was March 6th, 1836 after a 13-day siege, The Alamo fell to Mexican forces led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.
All 187 defenders of The Alamo, including Davy Crockett and Bowie knife inventor Jim Bowie, were killed by the Mexicans.
John Wayne played Davy Crockett in the 1960 film 'The Alamo'. Sadly, white dudes in brown makeup played most of the Mexicans.
Here's the whole movie summarized in 14-minutes!
Here's John Wayne's famous Davy Crockett' speech:
Here's 'The Ballad of the Alamo' by Marty Robbins:
About 150 years after the battle took place, Ozzy Osbourne urinated on this hallowed ground while wearing one of his wife's dresses. Classy, Ozzy. Real classy.
Davy would’ve kicked your bat eatin’ butt...