Remember the Alamo? Lots of stories there we don’t hear about much. For example, Jim Bowie died in bed. When General Santa Anna’s troops finally broke the Alamo’s defenses, 179 years ago tonight, the Texian “Hero” was too sick to join the fight. Bowie, an illegal slave trader and cop killer, had an affliction unable to be diagnosed by local physicians. That usually means syphilis. Davy Crockett’s corpse was surrounded by some thirty dispatched Mexican soldiers, many killed by the butt of his rifle, but Bowie barely got off a couple pistol shots, before getting bayoneted by a couple lucky invaders. Some 200 Texians were slaughtered by Santa Anna’s forces, but Bowie was the only one killed in his Jammies.