On This Day

Historical Events in March 1836

Historic Event

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

Battle of the Alamo

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

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