Historical Events in 1836

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Jan 5th Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo

Frontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett
Frontiersman/Soldier
Davy Crockett

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Jan 12th HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Sydney Australia

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin

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Feb 7th "Sketches by Boz" (essays) published by Charles Dickens

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
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

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Feb 25th Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt
  • Feb 25th US Showman Phineas Taylor Barnum exhibits African American slave Joice Heth.
  • Feb 29th Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris

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Mar 2nd Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico in Columbia

Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence
George Childress
  • 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
  • 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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Jul 1st US President Andrew Jackson announces to Congress bequest by James Smithson of 100,000 gold sovereigns to found institution in Washington.

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • 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.

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Sep 5th Sam Houston elected president of Republic of Texas

Texan Revolutionary Sam Houston
Texan Revolutionary
Sam Houston
  • 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

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Dec 7th Martin Van Buren elected 8th president

8th US President Martin Van Buren
8th US President
Martin Van Buren
  • 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
  • Dec 27th Worst English avalanche kills 8 of 15 buried (Lewes Sussex)
  • Dec 28th Spain recognizes independence of Mexico
  • Dec 28th Proclamation of South Australia as a British Province. Formal proclamation was read out in what is now the Adelaide suburb of Glenelg North by Captain (later Rear Admiral, Governor, Sir) John Hindmarsh
  • Dec 30th Lehman Theater in St Petersburg catches fire; 100s die