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The battle of the Alamo happened in 1836 in San Antonio, Texas. Less than 200 men from Texas fought for independence of Texas from Mexico. The men held off Mexican troops for 13 days.The men in the Alamo were defeated by a force of 2,500 Mexican troops. 189 Texans were killed and "Remember the Alamo" became a battle cry of the Texas Revolution. Davy Crockerr died fighting overwhelming odds for Texas.The Alamo became a national historic landmark in 1960 and is open for tours.