Historical Events in February 1836

  • Feb 3 Whig Party holds its 1st national convention (Albany NY)

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Feb 6 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Diemen's Land (Tasmania)

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin

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

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • Feb 17 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Tasmania
  • Feb 22 Dutch garrison evacuates fort Du Bus New Guinea
  • Feb 23 Alamo besieged for 13 days until 6th March by Mexican army under General Santa Anna; entire garrison eventually killed

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Feb 25 Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm

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