Category Archives: 1830s

Sam Houston inaugurated first President of Republic of Texas 180 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 22 1836)


Video: 'Sam Houston: One of the Most Remarkable Figures in American History (1993)'

(Saturday, October 22, 1836, 4:00 p.m. local time)Sam Houston was inaugurated today as the first constitutionally elected president of the Republic of Texas, replacing interim president David G. Burnet. Continue reading Sam Houston inaugurated first President of Republic of Texas 180 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 22 1836)

Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr dies 180 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 14 1836)


Video: 'The Duel - Alexander Hamilton vs. Aaron Burr'

(Wednesday, September 14, 1836)Aaron Burr, the third Vice President of the United States (1801–1805), serving during President Thomas Jefferson’s first term, best known for killing his political rival Alexander Hamilton in a famous duel, died today in a boardinghouse on Staten Island, New York, two years after suffering a debilitating stroke. He was 80. Continue reading Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr dies 180 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 14 1836)

Sam Houston elected first president of Texas 180 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 5 1836)


Video: 'Sam Houston: One of the Most Remarkable Figures in American History (1993)'

(Monday, September 5, 1836) — Popular war hero Samuel Houston was elected today the first president of the Republic of Texas in a decisive victory over Henry Smith and Stephen F. Austin. Continue reading Sam Houston elected first president of Texas 180 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 5 1836)

Former U.S. President James Madison dies in Orange, Virginia 180 years ago this hour (June 28 1836)


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(Tuesday, June 28, 1836, 6:00 a.m. local time)James Madison, the fourth President of the United States (1809–1817), hailed as the “Father of the Constitution” for his pivotal role in drafting and promoting the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, died today at his plantation estate Montpelier near Orange, Virginia, of heart failure. Madison was 85.

The Alamo falls to Mexican forces 180 years ago this hour (Mar 6 1836)


Video: 'THE ALAMO: THE REAL STORY (WILD WEST HISTORY DOCUMENTARY)' (Mar 1, 1836, at 53:01)

(Sunday, March 6, 1836, at approximately 5:00 a.m. local time; during the Battle of the Alamo, part of the Texas Revolution) — The Alamo, a former Franciscan mission located near the present-day city of San Antonio, Texas, fell today to Mexican forces after a 13-day siege; 185–260 Texan settler soldiers had died in a struggle with approximately 1,800 Mexican soldiers.

Siege of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas 180 years ago this hour (Feb 23 1836)


Video: 'THE ALAMO: THE REAL STORY (WILD WEST HISTORY DOCUMENTARY)' (Feb. 23, 1836, at 40:56)

(Tuesday, February 23, 1836, at approximately 2:30 p.m. local time; during the Battle of the Alamo, part of the Texas Revolution) — A Mexican force numbering in the thousands and led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna today began a siege of the Alamo, a former Franciscan mission located near the present-day city of San Antonio.