With "Remember the Alamo!" as their stirring battle cry, Texas forces under Sam Houston defeated the army of Mexican General Santa Anna at San Jacinto on this date in 1836, setting the stage for the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Today is April 15. Less than three hours after striking an iceberg in the North Atlantic, the luxury liner Titanic did what it supposedly was designed not to do. It sank.
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