Today in History - March 6

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Sunday, Mar 6 2011 by

1788 – The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement.

Norfolk Island (Google Maps)
Norfolk Island

1836 – Texas Revolution: Battle of the Alamo – After a thirteen day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers defending the Alamo are defeated and the fort is captured.

Alamo, The (Birds Eye)
Alamo, The
Alamo Mission (StreetView)
Alamo Mission