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March 6 in San Antonio history...

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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.

1898
The Cincinnati Red Legs baseball team is in town for three weeks to begin spring training at San Pedro Park. They are staying at the St. James Hotel. The Reds will divide into two teams, the Vets and the Colts, for their first game today. Any vacancies will be filled by members of the San Antonio Bronchos.

1925
Parachutes save the lives of Kelly flyers, Lt. C. D. McAllister and Cadet Charles A. Lindbergh, today when their planes collide 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.

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