On This Day

Historical Events in October 1836

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 2 After 5 years at sea Charles Darwin returns to England aboard the HMS Beagle

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • Oct 12 18" of snow falls in Bridgewater, NY

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 22 Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected President of the Republic of Texas

Texan Revolutionary Sam Houston
Texan Revolutionary
Sam Houston
  • Oct 24 Earliest American patent for a phosphorus friction match by Alonzo Dwight Phillips of Springfield, Massachusetts