The Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution, took place on April 22, 1836.
On that day, Commander Sam Houston and his men ambushed General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's forces in the area. Hundreds of Mexican soldiers died, while very few Texan soldiers died.
Santa Anna himself was captured after the battle.
Today, the San Jacinto Battleground State Park of Texas commemorates the battle. The monument is in Deer Park, about 25 miles east of Houston.