Today in history….
by Heather Cox | March 3, 2015 10:34 am
March 3, 1836 Texas declares independence from Mexico on Sam Houston’s 43rd birthday.
March 3, 1865 President Abraham Lincoln rejects Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s plea for peace talks, demanding unconditional surrender.
March 3, 1923 In Italy, Mussolini admits that women have a right to vote, but declares that the time is not right.
March 3, 1981 The United States plans to send 20 more advisors and $25 million in military aid to El Salvador.