On March 6th, 1836, the Battle of the Alamo ended with the surrender of the volunteers defending the fort.
A thought for the day: It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. -- Winston Churchill
On this date in history:
In 1770, British troops killed five colonials in the so-called Boston Massacre, one of the events that led to the American Revolution.
In 1933, in German elections, Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party won ...
Those born on this date include:
- Flemish mapmaker Gerardus Mercator in 1512
- the Rev. William Blackstone, the first settler in what is now Boston, in 1595
- Antoine Cadillac, founder of Detroit, in 1658
- poet Lucy ...
Today is Thursday, March 5, the 64th day of 2015 with 301 to follow.
The moon is full. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Venus.
On March 5th, 1770, five Americans were killed in the Boston Massacre, an event which would help spur the Revolutionary War five years later.