Historical Events in March 1836

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 first 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 Mexican soldiers overwhelm the Texan defenders, killing 182-257 Texans including William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett

Frontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett
Frontiersman/Soldier
Davy Crockett
  • Mar 16 Constitution of the Republic of Texas approved, legalises slavery
  • Mar 27 1st Mormon temple dedicated (Kirtland, Ohio)