What Happened in October 1836

Historical Events

  • Oct 2 Darwin returns to England aboard HMS Beagle (after 5 years)
  • Oct 12 18" of snow falls in Bridgewater, NY

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 22 Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected President of the Republic of Texas

Texan Revolutionary Sam Houston
Texan Revolutionary
Sam Houston
  • Oct 24 Earliest American patent for a phosphorus friction match by Alonzo Dwight Phillips of Springfield, Massachusetts

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 4 Juliette Adam-Lamber, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue)
  • Oct 5 George Washington Gordon, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1911)
  • Oct 15 Thomas Lafayette Rosser, Mjr General (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
  • Oct 15 James Tissot, French artist (d. 1902)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 10 Jacob-Joseph-Balthasar Martinn, composer, dies at 61
  • Oct 16 Friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer, dies at 33
  • Oct 17 Orest Kiprensky, Russian painter (b. 1782)