Historical Events for Year 1836

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Jan 5th - Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo
Jan 12th - Battle of Wetumka, Fla
Jan 12th - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Sydney Australia
Feb 3rd - Whig Party holds its 1st national convention (Albany NY)
Feb 6th - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
Feb 7th - "Sketches by Boz" (essays) published by Charles Dickens
Feb 17th - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Tasmania
Feb 22nd - Dutch garrison evacuates fort Du Bus New Guinea
Feb 23rd - Alamo besieged for 13 days until 6th March by Mexican army under General Santa Anna; entire garrison eventually killed
Feb 25th - Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm
Feb 25th - US Showman Phineas Taylor Barnum exhibits African American slave Joice Heth.
Feb 29th - Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris
Mar 2nd - Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico in Columbia
Mar 5th - Samuel Colt manufactures 1st pistol, 34-caliber "Texas" model
Mar 6th - Battle of the Alamo: after 13 days of fighting 1,500-3,000 Mexicans overwhelm the Texans at the Alamo, killing 182-257 Texans including William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin Mar 6th - HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin reach King George's Sound, Australia
Mar 14th - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Australia
Mar 16th - Texas approves a constitution
Mar 17th - Texas abolishes slavery
Mar 23rd - Coin Press invented by Franklin Beale
Mar 27th - 1st Mormon temple dedicated (Kirtland, Ohio)
Apr 1st - Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Cocos Islands
Apr 14th - Congress forms Territory of Wisconsin
Apr 19th - Nikolai Gogol's "Revisor" premieres in St Petersburg
Apr 20th - Territory of Wisconsin created
Apr 21st - Battle of San Jacinto, in which Texas wins independence from Mexico
May 7th - The settlement of Mayag├╝ez, Puerto Rico, is elevated to the royal status of villa by the government of Spain.
May 9th - HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin departs Port Louis, Mauritius
May 15th - Francis Baily observes "Baily's Beads" during annular solar eclipse
May 22nd - Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "St Paul" premieres in Dusseldorf
May 31st - HMS Beagle anchors in Simons Bay, Cape of Good Hope
Jun 1st - Charles Darwin returns to Capetown
Jun 15th - Arkansas becomes 25th state of the Union
Jun 16th - London Working Men's Association forms
Jun 18th - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave South-Africa
US President & General Andrew JacksonUS President & General Andrew Jackson Jul 1st - US President Andrew Jackson announces to Congress bequest by James Smithson of 100,000 gold sovereigns to found institution in Washington.
Jul 4th - Wisconsin Territory forms
Jul 8th - Charles Darwin reaches Saint Helena in HMS Beagle
Jul 13th - US patent #1 (after 9,957 unnumbered patents), for locomotive wheels
Jul 19th - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Ascension
Jul 20th - Charles Darwin climbs Green Hill on Ascension
Jul 21st - 1st Canadian RR opens, between Laprairie & St John, Quebec
Jul 27th - Adelaide, South Australia, founded
Jul 29th - Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
Jul 30th - First English language newspaper published in Hawaii
Aug 1st - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin returns to Bahia Brazil
Aug 17th - British parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death
Aug 17th - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave South-America for last time
Aug 19th - HMS Beagle anchors at Angra Azores
Aug 30th - The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen
Aug 31st - HMS Beagle anchors in Postage Praia, Cape Verde Islands
Sep 1st - Reconstruction begins on Synagogue of Rabbi Judah Hasid in Jerusalem
Sep 1st - Narcissa Whitman, one of the first white women to settle west of the Rocky Mountains, arrives at Walla Walla, Washington.
Texan Revolutionary Sam HoustonTexan Revolutionary Sam Houston Sep 5th - Sam Houston elected president of Republic of Texas
Sep 25th - HMS Beagle anchors at St Michael
Oct 2nd - Darwin returns to England aboard HMS Beagle (after 5 years)
Oct 12th - 18" of snow falls in Bridgewater, NY
Oct 22nd - Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected pres of Republic of Texas
Oct 24th - A Phillips patents match
Nov 10th - Louis Napoleon banished to America
Nov 11th - Chile declares war on Bolivia & Peru
Dec 4th - Whig party holds its first national convention, Harrisburg, Pa
Dec 7th - Martin Van Buren elected 8th president
Dec 10th - Emory College (now Emory University) is chartered in Oxford, Georgia.
Dec 14th - The Toledo War unofficially ends.
Dec 15th - Patent Office burns in Wash, DC
8th US President Martin Van Buren8th US President Martin Van Buren Dec 27th - Worst English avalanche kills 8 of 15 buried (Lewes Sussex)
Dec 28th - Spain recognizes independence of Mexico
Dec 30th - Lehman Theater in St Petersburg catches fire; 100s die

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