February 23 - The siege of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas.
February 24 - Samuel Colt receives a patent for the Colt revolver
March 2 - Declaration of independence of Texas from Mexico.
March 5 - Samuel Colt makes the first pistol (.34-caliber).
March 6 - After a 13-day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 189 Texas
volunteers defending the Alamo are defeated and the fort taken.
March 27 - Texas Revolution: Goliad massacre - Santa Ana orders the Mexican army to kill
about 400 Texans at Goliad, Texas.
May 15 - Francis Baily
, during an eclipse of the sun, observes the phenomenon named after
him as Baily's beads.
June 15 - Arkansas is admitted as the 25th U.S. state.
July 11 - President Andrew Jackson issues the Specie Circular, beginning the failure of the
land speculation economy that would lead to the Panic of 1837.
September 1 - Narcissa Whitman, one of the first white woman to settle west of the Rocky
Mountains, arrives at Walla Walla, Washington.
September 5 - Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
October 2 - Naturalist Charles Darwin returns to Falmouth, England aboard the HMS
Beagle after a 5-year journey collecting biological data he will later use to develop his theory
November - Martin Van Buren
defeats William Henry Harrison in the U.S. presidential election.
December 10 - Emory College, the forerunner of Emory University, is chartered in Oxford,
January 2 - Mendele Moykher Sforim
, writer ( 1917).
January 14 - Henri Fantin-Latour
, painter ( 1904).
January 27 - Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
, writer ( 1895).
January 29 - Willemina van der Vlugt
February 24 - Winslow Homer
, artist ( 1910).
May 14 - Tannetje Wandemaker
May 18 - Maria Jacoba van den Houten
May 27 - Jay Gould
, American financier ( 1892).
May 28 - Aaron Jacob Troost
May 28 - Alexander Mitscherlich
, chemist ( 1918).
June 2 - Mily Balakirev
, composer ( 1910).
June 10 - Cornelis van den Houten
June 12 - Jacob Quant
July 8 - Joseph Chamberlain
, British politician ( 1914).
July 9 - Henry Campbell-Bannerman
, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
July 14 - Jacob van den Houten
July 14 - Lena Rotte
August 13 - Cornelis van der Werf
August 24 - Susan Agnes Bernard
, future First Lady of Canada ( 1920).
August 30 - Maria van den Houten
October 17 - Josina van den Houten
October 22 - Stoffelina van den Houten
October 29 - Gerrit van den Houten
November 19 - Maarten van den Houten
January 7 - John Molson
, Canadian entrepreneur.
February 3 - Hugo Hartman
Februari 13 - Tannetje van den Houten
March 27 - Jannetje van den Houten
June 28 - James Madison
, Fourth President of the United States.
November 5 - Karel Hynek Mácha
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