March 1836 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 5 Samuel Colt manufactures 1st pistol, 34-caliber "Texas" model

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt

BattleBattle of Interest

Mar 6 Battle of the Alamo: after 13 days of fighting 1,500-3,000 Mexicans overwhelm Texans, killing 182-257 Texans including William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett

Frontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett
Frontiersman/Soldier
Davy Crockett

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 6 HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin reach King George's Sound, Australia

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • Mar 14 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Australia
  • Mar 16 Constitution of the Republic of Texas approved, legalises slavery
  • Mar 23 Coin Press invented by Franklin Beale
  • Mar 27 1st Mormon temple dedicated (Kirtland, Ohio)

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 2 Henry Billings Brown, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1913)
  • Mar 5 Charles Goodnight, American cattle rancher (d. 1929)
  • Mar 8 Matthew Calbraith Butler, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Mar 16 Andrew Smith Hallidie, American inventor (cable car), born in London (d. 1900)
  • Mar 20 Ferris Jacobs, Jr., American politician (d. 1886)
  • Mar 20 Sir Edward Poynter, British painter (d. 1919)
  • Mar 28 Frederick Pabst, American brewer (d. 1904)
  • Mar 30 Karl Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg, German industrialist/politician

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 6 Davy Crockett, American pioneer and politician, killed at the Battle of the Alamo at 49

Frontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett
Frontiersman/Soldier
Davy Crockett
  • Mar 6 James Butler Bonham, American lawyer from South Carolina and soldier (b. 1807)
  • Mar 6 Jim Bowie, American pioneer and soldier (b. 1796)
  • Mar 27 James Fannin, Texas revolutionary (b. 1804)