Historical Events for Year 1836

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Jan 5th - Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo
Jan 12th - Battle of Wetumka, Fla
Jan 12th - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Sydney Australia
Feb 3rd - Whig Party holds its 1st national convention (Albany NY)
Feb 6th - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
Feb 7th - "Sketches by Boz" (essays) published by Charles Dickens
Feb 17th - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Tasmania
Feb 22nd - Dutch garrison evacuates fort Du Bus New Guinea
Feb 23rd - Alamo besieged for 13 days until 6th March by Mexican army under General Santa Anna; entire garrison eventually killed
Feb 25th - Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm
Inventor/Industrialist Samuel ColtInventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt Feb 25th - US Showman Phineas Taylor Barnum exhibits African American slave Joice Heth.
Feb 29th - Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris
Mar 2nd - Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico
Mar 5th - Samuel Colt manufactures 1st pistol, 34-caliber "Texas" model
Mar 6th - Battle of the Alamo: after 13 days of fighting during Texas Revolution between 1,500 and 3,000 Mexicans overwhelmed the Texians at the Alamo. Between 182 and 257 Texians died, including William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett.
Mar 6th - HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin reach King George's Sound, Australia
Mar 14th - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Australia
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin Mar 16th - Texas approves a constitution
Mar 17th - Texas abolishes slavery
Mar 23rd - Coin Press invented by Franklin Beale
Mar 27th - 1st Mormon temple dedicated (Kirtland, Ohio)
Apr 1st - Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Cocos Islands
Apr 14th - Congress forms Territory of Wisconsin
Apr 19th - Nikolai Gogol's "Revisor" premieres in St Petersburg
Apr 20th - Territory of Wisconsin created
Apr 21st - Battle of San Jacinto, in which Texas wins independence from Mexico
May 7th - The settlement of Mayag├╝ez, Puerto Rico, is elevated to the royal status of villa by the government of Spain.
May 9th - HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin departs Port Louis, Mauritius
May 15th - Francis Baily observes "Baily's Beads" during annular solar eclipse
May 22nd - Felix Mendelssohn's oratorium "St Paul" premieres in Dusseldorf
May 31st - HMS Beagle anchors in Simons Bay, Cape of Good Hope
Jun 1st - Charles Darwin returns to Capetown
Jun 15th - Arkansas becomes 25th state of the Union
Jun 16th - London Working Men's Association forms
Jun 18th - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave South-Africa
US President & General Andrew JacksonUS President & General Andrew Jackson Jul 1st - US President Andrew Jackson announces to Congress bequest by James Smithson of 100,000 gold sovereigns to found institution in Washington.
Jul 4th - Wisconsin Territory forms
Jul 8th - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Saint-Helena
Jul 13th - US patent #1 (after 9,957 unnumbered patents), for locomotive wheels
Jul 19th - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Ascension
Jul 20th - Charles Darwin climbs Green Hill on Ascension
Jul 21st - 1st Canadian RR opens, between Laprairie & St John, Quebec
Jul 27th - Adelaide, South Australia, founded
Jul 29th - Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
Jul 30th - First English language newspaper published in Hawaii
Aug 1st - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin returns to Bahia Brazil
Aug 17th - British parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death
Aug 17th - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave South-America for last time
Aug 19th - HMS Beagle anchors at Angra Azores
Aug 30th - The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen
Aug 31st - HMS Beagle anchors in Postage Praia, Cape Verde Islands
Sep 1st - Reconstruction begins on Synagogue of Rabbi Judah Hasid in Jerusalem
Sep 1st - Narcissa Whitman, one of the first white women to settle west of the Rocky Mountains, arrives at Walla Walla, Washington.
Sep 5th - Sam Houston elected president of Republic of Texas
Sep 25th - HMS Beagle anchors at St Michael
Oct 2nd - Darwin returns to England aboard HMS Beagle (after 5 years)
Oct 12th - 18" of snow falls in Bridgewater, NY
Oct 22nd - Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected pres of Republic of Texas
Oct 24th - A Phillips patents match
Nov 10th - Louis Napoleon banished to America
Nov 11th - Chile declares war on Bolivia & Peru
Dec 4th - Whig party holds its first national convention, Harrisburg, Pa
8th US President Martin Van Buren8th US President Martin Van Buren Dec 7th - Martin Van Buren elected 8th president
Dec 10th - Emory College (now Emory University) is chartered in Oxford, Georgia.
Dec 14th - The Toledo War unofficially ends.
Dec 15th - Patent Office burns in Wash, DC
Dec 27th - Worst English avalanche kills 8 of 15 buried (Lewes Sussex)
Dec 28th - Spain recognizes independence of Mexico
Dec 30th - Lehman-theater in St Petersburg catches fire; 100s die

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