1836 events in history

Feb 23 Texas Revolution: The Battle of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas
Feb 25 Samuel Colt is granted a United States patent for the Colt revolver
Mar 1 A convention of delegates from 57 Texas communities convenes in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, to deliberate independence from Mexico
Mar 2 Texas Revolution: Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico
Mar 3 Texans celebrate the first Texas Independence Day with the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence, officially broke Texas from Mexico, and creating the Republic of Texas
Mar 5 Samuel Colt patents the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber
Mar 6 Texas Revolution: Battle of the Alamo – After a thirteen day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers, including frontiersman Davy Crockett and colonel Jim Bowie, defending the Alamo are killed and the fort is captured
Mar 27 Texas Revolution: Goliad massacre – On the orders of General Antonio López de Santa Anna, the Mexican army butchers 342 Texas POWs at Goliad, Texas
Apr 20 U.S. Congress passes an act creating the Wisconsin Territory
Apr 21 Texas Revolution: The Battle of San Jacinto: Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat troops under Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna
Apr 22 Texas Revolution: A day after the Battle of San Jacinto, forces under Texas General Sam Houston identify Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna among the captives of the battle when one of his fellow captives mistakenly gives away his identity
May 4 Formation of Ancient Order of Hibernians
May 14 The Treaties of Velasco are signed in Velasco, Texas
May 15 Francis Baily observes "Baily's beads" during an annular eclipse
Jun 15 Arkansas is admitted as the 25th U.S. state
Jun 16 The formation of the London Working Men's Association gives rise to the Chartist Movement
Jul 29 Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France
Aug 30 The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen
Sep 1 Narcissa Whitman, one of the first English-speaking white women to settle west of the Rocky Mountains, arrives at Walla Walla, Washington
Sep 5 Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas
Oct 22 Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas
Dec 14 The Toledo War unofficially ends
Dec 27 The worst ever avalanche in England occurs at Lewes, Sussex, killing 8 people
Dec 28 South Australia and Adelaide are founded
Dec 28 Spain recognizes the independence of Mexico