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Remember the Alamo! Today is Texas Independence Day

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It's a day that has often been left in the shadow of the Alamo in the national historical consciousness, but April 21 is among the most important days on the calendar in the history of one of America's most illustrious states, Texas. It only took about 15 minutes but a volunteer force of an estimated 700 "Texicans" under Gen. Sam Houston surprised the numerically superior Mexican Army that only...

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