1837 in History – What happened in year 1837

✅ Published on April 4th, 2009 in 19th Century in History

In history, year 1837 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1837.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1837 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
08 februaryRichard Mentor Johnson became the only person to be elected as Vice President of the United States by the Senate.
10 mayBanks in New York City suspended specie payments, triggering aseven-year recession in the United States.
20 juneQueen Victoria succeeded to the British throne. She inherited the throne at the age of 18, after her father's all three elder brothers had died, leaving no legitimate, surviving heir. Victoria attempted to influence government policy and ministerial appointments. Publicly, she became a national icon, and was identified with strict standards of personal morality.
20 juneVictoria succeeded to the British throne, starting a reign thatlasted for more than 63 years.
07 novemberAmerican abolitionist Elijah Parish Lovejoy was murdered by apro-slavery mob in Alton, Illinois, during their attack on his warehouse to destroy his printing press and abolitionist materials.
08 novemberIn South Hadley, Massachusetts, US, Mary Lyon founded aseminary for women that became Mount Holyoke College, the first of theSeven Sisters group of colleges.
03 MayThe University of Athens was established in Greece.
18 JuneSpain adopted the new constitution.
26 JanuaryMichigan became the 26th province of the United States.
24 MarchBlack citizens were given the right to vote in Canada.
26 JanuaryMichigan became the 26th state of the United States.
25 FebruaryThe first American electric printing press was patented by Thomas Davenport.
04 MarchMartin Van Buren was sworn in as the eighth president of the United States.
19 AprilCheyenne University was established as a Colored Youth Institute.
10 MayThe Panic Battle of 1837) began in New York City.
05 JuneIncorporated by the City of Houston, Republic of Texas.
25 JulyThe use of electric telegraph was successfully demonstrated for the first time.
16 AugustThe Dutch Bonzol stronghold ended the Paidi war.
28 SeptemberSamuel Morse filed a caveat for the Telegraph's patent.
22 OctoberHenry David Thoreau made his first journal entry at the suggestion of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
07 NovemberAmerican slavery and newspaper editor Elijah Lovejoy was killed by a pro-slave mob in his warehouse in Alton, Illinois.
25 DecemberDefeated the Seminole Indian in the Battle of Okeibobi-US Army.


Famous birthdays in the year 1837:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 AprilJohn Burroughs / Author / United States of America
07 MayKarl Mauch / Geographer / Germany
08 NovemberIlia Chavchavadze / Journalist / Georgia
09 JuneAnne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie / Author / United Kingdom
09 February José Burgos / Priest / Philippines
09 OctoberFrancis Wayland Parker / Academic / United States of America
09 MayAdam Opel / Engineer / Germany
12 January Adolf Jensen / Pianist / Germany
12 February Thomas Moran / Painter / United States of America
12 March Alexandre Guilmant / Composer / France
13 NovemberJames T. Rapier / Politician / United States of America
18 JulyVasil Levski / Priest / Bulgaria
18 March Grover Cleveland / Politician / United States of America
18 SeptemberAires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos / Bishop / Portugal
21 MayItagaki Taisuke / Politician / Japan
22 JuneErnst Ziller / Architect / Germany
23 MayJózef Wieniawski / Pianist / Poland
24 AugustThéodore Dubois / Composer / France
28 MayTony Pastor / Singer / United States of America
31 JulyWilliam Quantrill / Captain / United States of America

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1837:

YearName / Profession / Country
06 JulyR. G. Bhandarkar / Scholar / India
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