May 23
Today In History

Historical Events in 1836

1836 King William IV's issuance of Letters Patent formally establishes the Province of South Australia, a momentous step in colonial governance.

1836 Texas Revolution: The Siege of the Alamo (prelude to the Battle of the Alamo) begins in San Antonio, Texas.

1836 Samuel Colt is granted a United States patent for his revolver firearm.

1836 Texas communities convene in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, embarking on a historic journey toward independence from Mexican rule.

1836 The year 1836 witnessed a momentous event in the Texas Revolution as the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico was adopted, paving the way for an independent nation.

1836 Samuel Colt secures a groundbreaking patent for the world's first production-model revolver, a revolutionary advancement in firearms technology that would reshape the landscape of personal weaponry.

1836 A dark chapter unfolded during the Texas Revolution on March 27, 1836. Under General Antonio López de Santa Anna's orders, the Mexican Army carried out a tragic massacre of 342 Texian Army prisoners of war at Goliad, Texas, leaving a lasting scar on the history of the conflict.

1836 The Battle of San Jacinto, a turning point in the Texas Revolution, symbolizes the enduring spirit of independence in the Lone Star State.

1836 Just a day after the Battle of San Jacinto, Texas General Sam Houston identified Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna among the captives, revealing a critical moment in the Texas Revolution.

1836 The Ancient Order of Hibernians, founded in 1836, played a pivotal role in preserving Irish heritage and fostering community bonds, leaving a lasting impact.

1836 The signing of the Treaties of Velasco in Velasco, Texas, on May 14, 1836, marked a significant moment in the Texas Revolution and the quest for Texan independence from Mexico.

1836 Astronomer Francis Baily's observation of "Baily's beads" during an annular eclipse contributes to our understanding of celestial phenomena, leaving a lasting mark on astronomy.

1836 Arkansas emerges as the 25th state in the United States, leaving an indelible mark on the nation's expansion.

1836 The formation of the London Working Men's Association lays the foundation for the Chartist Movement, a pivotal moment in British labor history.

1836 Alfred Ronalds, in a pioneering effort, presents the angling world with "The Fly-fisher's Entomology," a transformative work that forever alters the sport, becoming a timeless reference for generations of fly-fishing enthusiasts.

1836 A momentous day dawns in the heart of Paris, France, as the iconic Arc de Triomphe is inaugurated, a symbol of triumph and a testament to human ingenuity.

1836 August 17, 1836, marked a transformative moment in British history as the British parliament embraced the registration of births, marriages, and deaths, ushering in an era of comprehensive record-keeping.

1836 Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen found the city of Houston, Texas, shaping the growth of one of America's major cities.

1836 Pioneering the westward frontier, the resolute Narcissa Whitman arrives in Walla Walla, Washington, etching her name as one of the earliest English-speaking white women to settle beyond the Rockies.

1836 Sam Houston's election as the first president of the Republic of Texas in 1836 was a pivotal moment in Texas history, setting the stage for the state's journey towards independence and statehood.

1836 Rebels proclaim the Riograndense Republic after defeating Empire of Brazil's troops in the Battle of Seival during the Ragamuffin War, shaping the region's political landscape.

1836 The Great Trek in 1836 witnessed Afrikaner voortrekkers repulsing a Matabele attack, though they suffered losses of their livestock.

1836 Sam Houston's inauguration as the Republic of Texas's first President marks the birth of a new nation in North America.

1836 "In a diplomatic resolution, the ""Frostbitten Convention"" brings an end to the Toledo War, as Michigan is poised to enter the Union, marking the triumph of congressional terms over territorial disputes."

1836 A devastating fire engulfs the U.S. Patent Office building in Washington, D.C., consuming all 9,957 patents issued by the federal government and 7,000 related patent models.

1836 Tragedy strikes Lewes, Sussex, with the worst avalanche in England's history, claiming the lives of eight individuals.

1836 The founding of South Australia and the city of Adelaide opens a new chapter in Australia's colonization and development.

1836 Spain extends its recognition to Mexico's independence, sealing the nation's autonomy with the signing of the Santa María treaty.

1836 The Battle of the Alamo culminates in a heroic stand by 187 Texan volunteers, including Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, against Mexican forces, leaving an enduring legacy in American history.

1836 U.S. Congress took a momentous step by creating the Wisconsin Territory, shaping the future of the American Midwest.

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