April 21, 1836.
On this day 173 years ago, General Sam Houston led his army of roughly 900 men to defeat the army of General Santa Anna in the battle of San Jacinto. This was considered to be the decisive battle that paved the way for Texas Independence.
As a native Texan, I find it enlightening/inspiring to know our history.
Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!
That's all for the history lesson today, kids.