What Happened in January 1836

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 5 Davy Crockett arrives in Nacogdoches, Texas, to aid the revolution

Frontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett
Frontiersman/Soldier
Davy Crockett
  • Jan 12 Battle of Wetumka, Fla

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 12 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Sydney Australia

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 2 Queen Emma of Hawaii, Consort of King Kamehameha IV (d. 1885)
  • Jan 2 Mendele Moykher Sforim, Jewish writer (d. 1917)
  • Jan 3 Sakamoto Ryoma, Japanese revolutionary (d. 1867)
  • Jan 8 Fannie M Jackson, pioneer & educator, 1st US African American woman college grad
  • Jan 8 Lawrence Alma Tadema, Dutch/British painter/husband of Laura Epps
  • Jan 10 Charles Ingalls, father of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1902)
  • Jan 14 [Hugh] Judson Kilpatrick, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1881)
  • Jan 14 Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter (d. 1904)
  • Jan 16 King Francis II of the Two Sicilies (d. 1894)
  • Jan 17 Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte, composer
  • Jan 27 Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian writer (masochism)
  • Jan 29 Benjamin Franklin Potts, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1887)
  • Jan 29 James Meech Warner, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1897)
  • Jan 31 Henryk Szulc, composer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 6 Author Harriet Beecher (24) weds educator Calvin Ellis Stowe (33) in Cincinnati, Ohio

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 3 Friedrich Witt, composer, dies at 65
  • Jan 11 John Molson, Canadian brewer (b. 1763)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 30 Betsy Ross [Elizabeth Griscom], American seamstress widely credited with making the first American flag, dies at 84

Seamstress Credited with Creating the First American Flag Betsy Ross
Seamstress Credited with Creating the First American Flag
Betsy Ross