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Texas Timeline - 1836

Texas Timeline Index

February 08, 1836 David Crockett and some of his 'Tennessee boys' arrive at the Alamo.
February 11, 1836 Col. James Neill leaves the Alamo; Travis takes command.
February 29, 1836 William Oury is sent out of the Alamo with a plea for help from General Houston. (Oury dies in bed 50 years later.)
March 01, 1836 Thirty-two men from Gonzales fight their way into the Alamo. No other volunteers come.
March 02, 1836 The Texas Declaration of Independence is adopted at Washington-on-the-Brazos.
March 03, 1836 Moses Rose chooses to leave the Alamo rather than stay and fight.
March 04, 1836 Sam Houston is elected commander-in-chief of the Texas army.
March 05, 1836 Charles Goodnight, trail driver, is born in Illinois.
March 06, 1836 The Alamo falls.
March 10, 1836 Sam Carson arrives late to sign the Declaration of Independence. A week later he loses by six votes becoming the president of Texas.
March 11, 1836 Sam Houston assumes command of the army at Gonzales.
March 13, 1836 Gonzales is burned as the Runaway Scrape begins.
March 19, 1836 James Fannin and his men lose the Battle of Coleto Creek.
March 27, 1836 On Palm Sunday James Fannin and his men were divided into three groups, marched onto open prairie, and shot. Remember Goliad!!
March 29, 1836 San Felipe is burned to prevent its falling into the hands of the Mexican army.
April 15, 1836 Sam Houston turns his army toward San Jacinto.
April 19, 1836 Houston appeals for help to fight the war.
April 21, 1836 The Texans beat the Mexican army at San Jacinto.
May 14, 1836 Santa Anna and President David Burnet sign the Treaty of Velasco.
May 19, 1836 Nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker is captured by Indians; it will be 24 years before her rescue.
June 03, 1836 Land-based Texas Rangers capture Mexican ships, earning the nickname 'Horse Marines.'
August 26, 1836 The Allen Brothers buy the site for 'Houston.'
October 22, 1836 Sam Houston is inaugurated president of the republic
November 15, 1836 Texas patriot Lorenzo de Zavalla dies.
December 27, 1836 Stephen F. Austin dies.

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