27 December 1836
On this date in 1836...
1836 - Texas pioneer and impresario Stephen F. Austin died at West Columbia, Texas after a lengthy illness resulting from his imprisonment in Mexico.
- 1761 – Creek Indians led by a chief known as "The Mortar" attacked several English in
- the "Long Canes" area of South Carolina killing 14 settlers.
- 1860 - South Carolina troops seized Castle Pinckney and Fort Moultrie in Charleston Harbor. The U.S. Revenue Cutter William Aiken surrendered to South Carolina authorities.
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