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1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Saint-Helena

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave South-Africa

1836"Sketches by Boz" (essays) published by Charles Dickens

1836Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm

1836HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin reach King George's Sound, Australia

1836US President Andrew Jackson announces to Congress bequest by James Smithson of 100,000 gold sovereigns to found institution in Washington.

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin returns to Bahia Brazil

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Diemen's Land (Tasmania)

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Australia

1836Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo

1836HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin departs Port Louis, Mauritius

1836Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Cocos Islands

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave South-America for last time

1836Charles Darwin climbs Green Hill on Ascension

1836Charles Darwin returns to Capetown

1836Martin Van Buren elected 8th president

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Tasmania

1836Battle 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.

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Sydney Australia

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Ascension

1836 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 5
Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo 
Jan 12
Battle of Wetumka, Fla 
Jan 12
HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Sydney Australia 
Feb 3
Whig Party holds its 1st national convention (Albany NY) 
Feb 6
HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Diemen's Land (Tasmania) 
Feb 7
"Sketches by Boz" (essays) published by 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 6th March by Mexican army under General Santa Anna; entire garrison eventually killed 
Feb 25
Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm 
Feb 25
US Showman Phineas Taylor Barnum exhibits African American slave Joice Heth. 
Feb 29
Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris 
Mar 2
Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico 
Mar 5
Samuel Colt manufactures 1st pistol, 34-caliber "Texas" model 
Mar 6
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 6
HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin reach King George's Sound, Australia 
Mar 14
HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Australia 
Mar 16
Texas approves a constitution 
Mar 17
Texas abolishes slavery 
Mar 23
Coin Press invented by Franklin Beale 
Mar 27
1st Mormon temple dedicated (Kirtland, Ohio) 
Apr 1
Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Cocos Islands 
Apr 14
Congress forms Territory of Wisconsin 
Apr 19
Nikolai Gogol's "Revisor" premieres in St Petersburg 
Apr 20
Territory of Wisconsin created 
Apr 21
Battle of San Jacinto, in which Texas wins independence from Mexico 
May 7
The settlement of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, is elevated to the royal status of villa by the government of Spain. 
May 9
HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin departs Port Louis, Mauritius 
May 15
Francis Baily observes "Baily's Beads" during annular solar eclipse 
May 22
Felix Mendelssohn's oratorium "St Paul" premieres in Dusseldorf 
May 31
HMS Beagle anchors in Simons Bay, Cape of Good Hope 
Jun 1
Charles Darwin returns to Capetown 
Jun 15
Arkansas becomes 25th state of the Union 
Jun 16
London Working Men's Association forms 
Jun 18
HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave South-Africa 
Jul 1
US President Andrew Jackson announces to Congress bequest by James Smithson of 100,000 gold sovereigns to found institution in Washington. 
Jul 4
Wisconsin Territory forms 
Jul 8
HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Saint-Helena 
Jul 13
US patent #1 (after 9,957 unnumbered patents), for locomotive wheels 
Jul 19
HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Ascension 
Jul 20
Charles Darwin climbs Green Hill on Ascension 
Jul 21
1st Canadian RR opens, between Laprairie & St John, Quebec 
Jul 27
Adelaide, South Australia, founded 
Jul 29
Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. 
Jul 30
First English language newspaper published in Hawaii 
Aug 1
HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin returns to Bahia Brazil 
Aug 17
British parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death 
Aug 17
HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave South-America for last time 
Aug 19
HMS Beagle anchors at Angra Azores 
Aug 30
The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen 
Aug 31
HMS Beagle anchors in Postage Praia, Cape Verde Islands 
Sep 1
Reconstruction begins on Synagogue of Rabbi Judah Hasid in Jerusalem 
Sep 1
Narcissa Whitman, one of the first white women to settle west of the Rocky Mountains, arrives at Walla Walla, Washington. 
Sep 5
Sam Houston elected president of Republic of Texas 
Sep 25
HMS Beagle anchors at St Michael 
Oct 2
Darwin returns to England aboard HMS Beagle (after 5 years) 
Oct 12
18" of snow falls in Bridgewater, NY 
Oct 22
Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected pres of Republic of Texas 
Oct 24
A Phillips patents match 
Nov 10
Louis Napoleon banished to America 
Nov 11
Chile declares war on Bolivia & Peru 
Dec 4
Whig party holds its 1st national convention, Harrisburg, Pa 
Dec 7
Martin Van Buren elected 8th president 
Dec 10
Emory College (now Emory University) is chartered in Oxford, Georgia. 
Dec 14
The Toledo War unofficially ends. 
Dec 15
Patent Office burns in Wash, DC 
Dec 27
Worst English avalanche kills 8 of 15 buried (Lewes Sussex) 
Dec 28
Spain recognizes independence of Mexico 
Dec 30
Lehman-theater in St Petersburg catches fire; 100s die 
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