Events in year of 1836

  • 01-05Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo
  • 01-12Battle of Wetumka, Florida
  • 01-12HMS Beagle / Charles Darwin reach Sydney Australia
  • 02-03Whig Party holds its 1st national convention (Albany NY)
  • 02-07"Sketches by Boz" (essays) published by Charles Dickens
  • 02-17HMS Beagle / Charles Darwin leaves Tasmania
  • 02-22Dutch garrison evacuates fort Du Bus New Guinea
  • 02-23Alamo besieged by Santa Anna; entire garrison eventually killed
  • 02-243,000 Mexicans attack 182 Texans at Alamo, lasts 13 days
  • 02-25Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm
  • 02-29Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots, " premieres in Paris
  • 03-02Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico
  • 03-05Mexico attacks Alamo
  • 03-05Samuel Colt manufactures 1st pistol, 34-caliber "Texas" model
  • 03-063,000 Mexicans beat 182 Texans at the Alamo, after 13 day fight
  • 03-14HMS Beagle / Charles Darwin leaves Australia
  • 03-16Texas approves a constitution
  • 03-17Texas abolishes slavery
  • 03-23Coin Press invented by Franklin Beale
  • 03-271st Mormon temple dedicated (Kirtland Ohio)
  • 04-01Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Cocos Islands
  • 04-14Congress forms Territory of Wisconsin
  • 04-20Territory of Wisconsin created
  • 05-09HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin departs Port Louis, Mauritius
  • 05-31HMS Beagle anchors in Simons Bay, Cape of Good Hope
  • 06-01Charles Darwin returns to Cape Town
  • 06-15Arkansas becomes 25th state
  • 06-18HMS Beagle / Charles Darwin leave South-Africa
  • 07-04Wisconsin Territory forms
  • 07-08HMS Beagle / Charles Darwin reaches Saint-Helena

People born in year of 1836

  • 01-08Fannie M Jackson: Pioneer and educator, 1st US Black woman college graduate
  • 01-08Lawrence Alma Tadema: Dutch / British painter / husband of Laura Epps
  • 01-14[Hugh] Judson Kilpatrick: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1881
  • 01-17Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte: Composer
  • 01-27Leopold von Sacher-Masoch: Austrian writer (masochism)
  • 01-29Benjamin Franklin Potts: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1887
  • 01-29James Meech Warner: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1897
  • 01-31Henryk Szulc: Composer
  • 02-16Benjamin Edward Woolf: Dutch composer
  • 02-18Ramakrishna: Hooghly Bengal, India -- Hindu Saint (preached unity of religions)
  • 02-18Swami Ramakrishna [Gadadhar Chatterji]: Indian mystic / hindu leader
  • 02-21Clement-Philibert-Leo Delibes: Composer
  • 02-21Emil Hartmann: Composer
  • 02-22Eduard Wachmann: Composer
  • 02-24Winslow Homer: United States -- Painter (Gulfstream)
  • 03-08Matthew Calbraith Butler: Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 03-15Henrique Alves de Mesquita: Composer
  • 03-16Andrew S Hallidie: Inventor (cable car)
  • 03-21Jesus Monasterio: Composer
  • 03-30Karl Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg: German industrialist / politician
  • 04-04Jerome Hopkins: Composer
  • 04-24Jeltje de Bosch Kemper: Dutch feminist
  • 04-26Erminnie Adelle Platt: United States -- Ethnologist (Iriquois-English Dictionary)
  • 05-08Bryan Morel Thomas: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1905
  • 05-14James Patrick Major: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1877
  • 05-17Joseph Norman Lockyer: Discoverer (Helium) / founder (Nature magazine)
  • 05-18Isidor Vorobchievici: Composer
  • 05-18Wilhelm Steinitz: Austria -- World chess champion (1866-94)
  • 05-27Edwin Gray Lee: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1870
  • 05-27Jay Gould: US railroad executive and financier

People died in year of 1836

  • 01-03Friedrich Witt: Composer, dies at 65
  • 02-22John Clarke-Whitfeld: Composer, dies at 65
  • 03-06Davy Crockett: US pioneer (Alamo), killed in battle at 49
  • 04-20Johan I Jozef: Monarch of Liechtenstein / Field Marshal, dies at 75
  • 05-06Christian Ignatius Latrobe: Composer, dies at 78
  • 05-07Norbert Burgmuller: Composer, dies at 26
  • 05-28Anton Reicha: Composer, dies at 66
  • 06-06Antons Klemens Theodor: King of Saksen (1827-36), dies at 80
  • 06-26Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle: Author / Composer (Marseillaise)
  • 06-28James Madison: 4th US President (1809-17), dies at 85 in Montpelier, Virginia
  • 07-26Jose Melchor Gomiz y Colomer: Composer, dies at 45
  • 09-12Grabbe: Writer, dies at 34
  • 09-14Aaron Burr: 3rd VP
  • 09-14Vincenzo Lavigna: Composer, dies at 60
  • 09-19Carl Friedrich Ebers: Composer, dies at 66
  • 09-21John Stafford Smith: Composer, dies at 86
  • 10-10Jacob-Joseph-Balthasar Martinn: Composer, dies at 61
  • 10-16Friedrich Theodor Frohlich: Composer, dies at 33
  • 11-06Charles X: King of France (1824-30), dies at 79
  • 11-27Carle [Antoine CH] Vernet: French Painter / lithographer
  • 12-04Daniel Read: Composer, dies at 79
  • 12-12Giuseppe Farinelli: Composer, dies at 67
  • 12-26Hans Georg Nageli: Composer, dies at 63
  • 12-27Stephen Fuller Austin: Founder of state of Texas, dies at 43
  • 12-29Johann Baptist Schenk: Composer, dies at 83

Events in year of 1837

  • 01-22Earthquake in southern Syria kills thousands
  • 01-26Michigan admitted as 26th US state
  • 02-081st VP chosen by Senate, Richard Johnson (Van Buren admin)
  • 02-11American Physiological Society organizes in Boston
  • 02-13Riot in New York over high price of flour
  • 02-251st US electric printing press patented by Thomas Davenport
  • 03-03Congress increases Supreme Court membership from 7 to 9
  • 03-03US President Andrew Jackson and Congress recognizes Republic of Texas
  • 03-04City of Chicago incorporates
  • 03-04Martin Van Buren inaugrated as 8th President
  • 03-04Weekly Advocate changes its name to the Colored American
  • 03-24Canada gives blacks the right to vote
  • 04-19Cheyney University forms as the Institute for Colored Youth
  • 05-09"Sherrod" burns in Mississippi River below Natchez Miss; 175 dies
  • 05-17Royal Decides installs the Weapon of Belgium firm (ly)
  • 05-31Astor Hotel opens in NYC, it later becomes the Waldorf-Astoria
  • 06-131st Mormon missionaries to British Isles leave Kirtland, Ohio
  • 06-17Charles Goodyear obtains his 1st rubber patent
  • 06-18Spain gets new Constitution
  • 06-20England issues its 1st stamp, 1P Queen Victoria
  • 06-20Queen Victoria at 18 ascends British throne following death of uncle King William IV Ruled for 63 years ending in 1901
  • 07-13Queen Victoria is 1st monarch to live in present Buckingham Palace
  • 07-27US Mint opens in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 08-28Pharmacists John Lea and William Perrins manufactures Worcester Sauce
  • 09-06Oberlin Collegiate Institute of Ohio goes co-ed (4 women, 30 men)
  • 09-21Charles Tiffany founded his jewelry and china stores
  • 10-01Treaty with Winnebago Indians
  • 10-09Steamboat "Home" sinks off Okracoke NC killing 100
  • 10-31Collision of river boat Monmouth and Trement on Miss; 300 die
  • 11-08Mount Holyoke Seminary in Mass-1st US college founded for women

People born in year of 1837

  • 01-02Mili Alexeyevich Balakirev: Nizhny-Novgorod, Russia -- Composer (Tamara)
  • 01-04Casimiro de Abreu: Brazil -- Poet (Camoes e o jau)
  • 01-12Adolf Jensen: Composer
  • 01-12Carlos Troyer: Composer
  • 01-16James Phillip Simms: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1887
  • 01-19William Williams Keen: Surgeon (brain)
  • 02-05Dwight Lyman Moody: United States -- Evangelist (Student Volunteer Movement)
  • 02-07James Augustus Henry Murray: Scotland, United Kingdom -- Created Oxford Dictionary
  • 02-13Valentin de Zubiaurre y Unionbarrenechea: Composer
  • 02-17Francis Jay Herron: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902
  • 02-17Sam[uel] van Houten: Dutch (lib) Minister (child labor laws)
  • 02-26Charles Woeste: Belgian count / Minister of Justice
  • 03-01Ion Creanga: Romanian fairy tale author (Amintiti the Copilarie)
  • 03-01William Dean Howells: United States -- Novelist / critic / editor (Atlantic)
  • 03-07Henry Draper: Virginia, United States -- Astro-spectro-photographer (Moon, Jupiter)
  • 03-12Felix Alexandre Guilmant: Composer
  • 03-14Charles Ammi Cutter: US librarian (Expansive classification)
  • 03-18Grover Cleveland [Stephen]: New Jersey, United States -- 22nd / 24th President (1885-89, 93-97)
  • 03-19Robert Daniel Johnston: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1919
  • 03-23Joseph Wieniawski: Composer
  • 03-24Philips: Count of Flanders Belgium
  • 03-31Robert Ross McBurney: 1st paid Secretary of the YMCA
  • 04-03John Burroughs: Writer / nature enthusiast (Burroughs Medal namesake)
  • 04-05Algernon Charles Swinburne: England, United Kingdom -- Poet (Atalanta in Calydon)
  • 04-11Ephraim Elmer Ellsworth: Colonel (Union Army), died in 1861
  • 04-15Horace Porter: Bvt Brigadier General (Union Army), died in 1921
  • 04-17John Pierpont Morgan: US banker / CEO (US Steel)
  • 04-21Fredrik Bajer: Denmark -- Politican / feminist / pacifist (Nobel 1908)
  • 04-24Friedrich von Holstein: German diplomat (die graue Eminenz)
  • 04-25William Charles Levey: Composer

People died in year of 1837

  • 01-20John Soane: English Architect (Book of Designs), dies at 84
  • 01-29Aleksandr Pushkin: Poet / Novelist (Golden Cockeral), killed in a duel
  • 02-10Alexander S Pushkin: Writer, dies at 37
  • 03-13Nikita P Panin: Russian diplomat / Minister of Foreign Affairs, dies at 66
  • 03-26Joseph Lincke: Composer, dies at 53
  • 03-29Maria Fitzherbert: Morganatic Wife of King George IV
  • 03-31John Constable: English Painter / water colors painter, dies at 60
  • 04-17Edouard viscount de Walckiers: Very wealthy slave trader
  • 05-05Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli: Italian Composer / bandmaster, dies at 85
  • 05-31Joseph Grimaldi: Greatest clown (king of pantomime), dies at 57
  • 06-16Valentino Fioravanti: Composer, dies at 72
  • 06-19Aleksander A Bestoezjev-Marlinsky: Russian writer, dies in battle
  • 06-20Giovanni Furno: Composer, dies at 89
  • 06-20William IV: King of England
  • 07-24Charles Hodges: English / Dutch portrait Painter
  • 07-28John Ross: Composer, dies at 73
  • 08-01Walter Geikie: Painter
  • 09-23Richard John Samuel Stevens: Composer, dies at 80
  • 10-05Hortense de Beauharnais: French Queen of the Netherlands (1806-10), dies at 54
  • 10-06Jean-Francois Le Sueur: Composer, dies at 77
  • 10-09Charles Fourier: French utopian socialist (Harmony universal)
  • 10-11Samuel Wesley: Composer (Exultate Deo), dies at 71
  • 10-12Frederica Louisa Wilhelmina: Queen of the Netherlands, dies at 62
  • 10-17Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Austrian composer, dies at 58
  • 11-04Jean-Louis M Alibert: French dermatologist, dies at 69
  • 11-07Elijah P Lovejoy: Publisher, murdered by pro-slavery mob at 34
  • 12-26Martinus van Marum: Chemist / physicist (giant salamander), dies at 87