March 6 in San Antonio history…

1836silent
The final assault on the Alamo begins at approximately 5:30 a.m. Mexican forces take huge losses but capture the compound, killing the last of the 187 defenders who had held out within the walls of the fortified mission for thirteen days.

1925
Parachutes saved the lives of Kelly flyers, Lt. C. D. McAllister and Cadet Charles A. Lindbergh, today when their planes collided in mid-air.  This is said to be the first time that two pilots have saved themselves by use of parachutes after a mid-air collision.

1966
President Lyndon B. Johnson visited yesterday with San Antonians at Randolph AFB before taking his helicopter to LBJ Ranch.
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