Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day March 6th

Today in Texas History is a day filled with significant events dating back to the 1800s. One notable event that took place on March 6th was the end of the 13-day Mexican siege of the Alamo in 1836. Led by General Antonio López de Santa Anna, the battle concluded with all remaining defenders being killed, as the Mexican army of three thousand men overpowered the 189 Texas volunteers.

In 1891, the Texas Confederate Home in Austin, formerly known as the John B. Hood Camp of United Confederate Veterans, deeded its property to the state of Texas. This marked a pivotal moment in the preservation of history and the legacy of Confederate soldiers in the state.

Moving forward to the 20th century, in 1954, the Anglo-Texan Society in London hosted its first official event, a barbecue for fifteen hundred guests who enjoyed a feast of 2,800 pounds of beef donated by the Houston Fat Stock Show. This event symbolized the strong cultural ties between Texas and the United Kingdom.

Fast forward to more recent history, in 2010, the Museum of Living Art opened at the Fort Worth Zoo, offering visitors a unique experience with a focus on conservation and education.