Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1853 · First State Fair
The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1 English: variant spelling of Barden .2 French: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Bardo, from Old High German barta ‘battle axe’.3 Russian: from barda ‘distillery refuse’; the reasons for the adoption of this name are not clear.