February 1836 in History

Events in History

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

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

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

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

Novelist Charles Dickens
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 March 6 by Mexican army under General Santa Anna; entire garrison eventually killed

1stHistoric Invention

Feb 25 Samuel Colt patents first revolving barrel multishot firearm

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Samuel Colt
  • Feb 25 US Showman Phineas Taylor Barnum exhibits African American slave Joice Heth, claiming she was 161 year-old nursemaid to George Washington

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 17 Gustavo Adolfo B√©cquer, Spanish poet (d. 1870)
  • Feb 18 Ramakrishna [Gadadhar Chatterji], Indian mystic and yogi (preached unity of religions), born in Kamarpukur, British India (d. 1886)
  • Feb 24 Winslow Homer, American painter (Gulfstream)