Look what happened the 1836.

The Battle of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas. (23. February 1836)

Samuel Colt is granted a United States patent for the Colt revolver. (25. February 1836)

A convention of delegates from 57 Texas communities convenes in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, to deliberate independence from Mexico. (1. March 1836)

Texas Revolution: Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico. (2. March 1836)

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. (3. March 1836)

Samuel Colt patents the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber. (5. March 1836)

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. (6. March 1836)

Texas Revolution: Goliad massacre – Antonio López de Santa Anna orders the Mexican army to kill about 400 Texas POWs at Goliad, Texas. (27. March 1836)

U.S. Congress passes an act creating the Wisconsin Territory. (20. April 1836)

Texas Revolution: The Battle of San Jacinto: Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat troops under Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna. (21. April 1836)

Texas Revolution: A day after the Battle of San Jacinto, forces under Texas General Sam Houston capture Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna. (22. April 1836)

Formation of Ancient Order of Hibernians (4. May 1836)

The Treaties of Velasco are signed in Velasco, Texas. (14. May 1836)

Francis Baily observes "Baily's beads" during an annular eclipse. (15. May 1836)

Arkansas is admitted as the 25th U.S. state. (15. June 1836)

The formation of the London Working Men's Association gives rise to the Chartist Movement. (16. June 1836)

Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France. (29. July 1836)

The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen (30. August 1836)

Narcissa Whitman, one of the first English-speaking white women to settle west of the Rocky Mountains, arrives at Walla Walla, Washington. (1. September 1836)

Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas. (5. September 1836)

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