Newspapers have always served as an essential source of information. They hold irreplaceable information on the hundreds of years of history they represent. For the year 1837, some such events that can be further discovered through the use of our archival of newspapers are the admittance of Michigan as the 26th U.S. state, the establishment of the Institute for Colored Youth in Philadelphia, the beginning of New York City's Panic of 1837, Queen Victoria becoming the first British Monarch in power to make the Buckingham Palace her permanent home, Samuel Morse filing for a patent for the telegraph, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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January 26, 1837
The admittance of Michigan as the 26th U.S. state takes place.
Mass publication of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens begins in London.
February 4, 1837
Fort Foster is attacked by Seminoles in Florida.
February 25, 1837
The establishment of the Institute for Colored Youth takes place in Philadelphia as the first United States higher education institution for black people.
March 4, 1837
Andrew Jackson is succeeded by Martin Van Buren as President of the United States.
March 4, 1837
The incorporation of the city of Chicago takes place.
A patent for a system of electrical telegraph is granted to W. F. Cooke and Charles Wheatstone.
May 10, 1837
The beginning of New York City's Panic of 1837 takes place.
June 5, 1837
The Republic of Texas incorporates the city of Houston.
June 11, 1837
Irish and Yankee tensions bring about the Broad Street Riot in Boston, Massachusetts.
July 13, 1837
Queen Victoria becomes the first British monarch in power to move from Kensington Palace into Buckingham Palace.
August 16, 1837
The Padri War ends with the Bonjol fortress being overtaken by the Dutch.
September 28, 1837
A caveat is filed by Samuel Morse for a patent for the telegraph.
October 10 - October 13, 1837
Constantine is captured by the French Army in French Algeria.
October 22, 1837
The first journal entry is made by Henry David Thoreau after being suggested to do so by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
November – December, 1837
The Upper Canadian Rebellion is led by William Lyon Mackenzie while the Lower Canadian Rebellion is led by Louis-Joseph Papineau.
November 7, 1837
A pro-slavery mob kill American abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy at his warehouse in Alton, Illinois.
November 8, 1837
The establishment of Mount Holyoke Female Seminary school takes place in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
December 17, 1837
A fire breaks out in the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg.