Aug 17, 1786. American frontiersman, bear hunter, soldier and politician, born at Greene County, TN. After losing a reelection bid torepresent Tennessee in Congress, Crockett moved to the colony of Texas and joined the settlers effort to gain independence from Mexico. He died during the final heroic defense of the Alamo on Mar 6, 1836, at San Antonio, TX. The larger-than-life figure once boasted: I can run faster, walk longer, leap higher, speak better and tell more and bigger lies.
August 17, 2017 all-day