Today in History: March 6, 1836

Today was the day the Alamo fell. A friend of mine writes about it here–he's a good guy, with a good blog, and if you buy a copy of his book he'll buy you a beer.

I'm not from Texas and I was raised by a curmudgeonly history teacher, so for me instead of Heroes Dying for Freedom! there's a good bit of Delusional people dying because they broke their treaty with Mexico to expand slavery into new territory and who'd sign a treaty in which you'd agree to change your religion for a bit of land anyway! I get teary over the Olympics and news stories about plastic surgeons going to third world countries to fix babies with cleft palates; for things like the Alamo, I can't help thinking that things would have gone better if women had been in charge.

Anyway. Today good men died badly and became legend.

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2 Responses to Today in History: March 6, 1836

  1. jaypo says:

    Today good men died badly and became legend.American history in a nutshell.

  2. Aubrey says:

    It reminds me of what Elizabeth I supposedly said about the execution of the Lord Admiral, Thomas Seymour: "Today died a man of much wit, and very little judgment."

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