On This Day

Events in History in October 1836

Historic Expedition

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

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

Election of Interest

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

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