March 1836 in History

Events in History

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)

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, American Major General (Confederate Army) and politician, born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 1909)
  • Mar 16 Andrew Smith Hallidie, American inventor of the cable car, born in London (d. 1900)
  • Mar 20 Edward Poynter, British painter, President of the Royal Academy, born in Paris, France (d. 1919)
  • Mar 20 Ferris Jacobs, Jr., American military officer and politician (US Representative from New York 1881-83), born in Delhi, New York (d. 1886)
  • Mar 28 Frederick Pabst, German-American brewer (Pabst Brewing Company), born in M√∂nchpfiffel-Nikolausrieth, Germany (d. 1904)
  • Mar 30 Karl Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg, German industrialist/politician

Deaths in History

Davy CrockettDavy Crockett (1786-1836)

Mar 6 American frontiersman, adventurer and politician, killed at the Battle of the Alamo at 49

  • Mar 6 James "Jim" Bowie, American pioneer and soldier (Texas Revolution), dies during Battle of Alamo at 39
  • Mar 6 James Butler Bonham, American lawyer from South Carolina and soldier (b. 1807)
  • Mar 6 William B. Travis, American lawyer and soldier, dies at the Battle of the Alamo, at 26
  • Mar 9 Antoine Destutt de Tracy, French Enlightenment philosopher, dies at 81
  • Mar 27 James Fannin, Texas revolutionary (b. 1804)