1836

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1836 was 35 years before the founding of the City of Birmingham and the 17th year of Alabama statehood.

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In 1836, the Second Seminole War continued. Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Samuel Colt received a patent for the Colt revolver. Arkansas was admitted as a state. Houston, Texas was founded. Charles Darwin completed his historic journey aboard the HMS Beagle. Martin Van Buren defeated William Henry Harrison in the presidential election.

Notable births in 1836 included painter Winslow Homer, cook Isabella Beeton, financier Jay Gould, printmaker Jules Chéret, author Fitz Hugh Ludlow, inventor Thomas Crapper, and playwright W. S. Gilbert. Notable deaths included upholsterer Betsy Ross, Seneca chief Cornplanter, frontiersman Davy Crockett, Texan revolutionary James Bowie (the last two at the Battle of the Alamo), mathematician Nathaniel Bowditch, physicist André-Marie Ampère, former president James Madison, and King Charles X of France.

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