What Happened in August 1836

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 1 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin returns to Bahia Brazil

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • Aug 17 British parliament accepts registration of births, marriages and deaths
  • Aug 17 Charles Darwin leaves South America for last time on HMS Beagle
  • Aug 19 HMS Beagle anchors at Angra Azores
  • Aug 30 The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen
  • Aug 31 HMS Beagle anchors in Postage Praia, Cape Verde Islands

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 7 Evander McIvor Law, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1920)
  • Aug 10 Jose Teodor Vilar, composer
  • Aug 11 Cato M. Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician and chemist (law of mass action), born in Christiania, Norway (d. 1902)
  • Aug 11 Warren Brown, American politician (d. 1919)
  • Aug 14 Walter Besant, writer/philanthropist (Rebel Queen)
  • Aug 16 John Farmer, English composer, born in Nottingham (d. 1901)
  • Aug 22 Archibald M Willard, US, artist (Spirit of '76)
  • Aug 23 Marie Henriette of Austria, Queen of the Belgians (d. 1902)
  • Aug 25 Bret Harte, US, author (Outcasts of Poker Flat)

Famous Weddings

  • Aug 20 English novelist (Vanity Fair) William Makepeace Thackeray (25) marries Isabella Gethin Shawe (20)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 16 Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (b. 1755)
  • Aug 21 Claude-Louis Navier, French physicist (b. 1785)