This Day in History

The Battle of the Alamo Ends 

In San Antonio, Texas, after a thirteen-day siege, Mexican forces under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna stormed the Alamo Mission, resulting in the deaths of nearly all defenders, including famous figures like Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie.

Samuel Colt Receives a Patent for the Colt Revolver

On February 25th, 1836, American inventor Samuel Colt received a U.S. patent for the Colt Revolver, a groundbreaking firearm design that revolutionized the industry with its innovative revolving cylinder. Colt’s revolver would become synonymous with the Wild West and leave an indelible mark on American history.

The Siege of the Alamo Begins in San Antonio, Texas

A pivotal moment in the Texas Revolution occurred on February 23rd, 1836, as Mexican forces under General Santa Anna began their siege of the Alamo Mission in San Antonio, Texas. The siege would culminate in a fierce battle and the tragic loss of many Texan defenders.

Sam Houston

Sam Houston was elected as the first President of the Republic of Texas on September 5th, a pivotal figure in the state’s quest for independence.