What Happened in 1836

Significant Events

  • Feb 23 Alamo besieged for 13 days until 6th March by Mexican army under General Santa Anna; entire garrison eventually killed
  • Mar 6 Battle of the Alamo: after 13 days of fighting 1,500-3,000 Mexicans overwhelm Texans, killing 182-257 Texans including William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett
  • Dec 28 Spain recognizes independence of Mexico
More Historical Events

World Leaders in 1836

Famous People in 1836

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 6 Author Harriet Beecher (24) weds educator Calvin Ellis Stowe (33) in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Apr 2 English novelist and social critic Charles Dickens (24) marries Catherine Thomson Hogarth (20)
  • May 16 US writer Edgar Allan Poe (26) marries his 13-year-old cousin Virginia Clemm
  • Aug 20 English novelist (Vanity Fair) William Makepeace Thackeray (25) marries Isabella Gethin Shawe (20)