Historical Events For Year 1837

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January 26, 1837

The admittance of Michigan as the 26th U.S. state takes place. Read More

February, 1837

Mass publication of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens begins in London. Read More

February 4, 1837

Fort Foster is attacked by Seminoles in Florida. Read More

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.
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March 4, 1837

Andrew Jackson is succeeded by Martin Van Buren as President of the United States. Read More

March 4, 1837

The incorporation of the city of Chicago takes place. Read More

May, 1837

A patent for a system of electrical telegraph is granted to W. F. Cooke and Charles Wheatstone.
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May 10, 1837

The beginning of New York City's Panic of 1837 takes place. Read More

June 5, 1837

The Republic of Texas incorporates the city of Houston. Read More

June 11, 1837

Irish and Yankee tensions bring about the Broad Street Riot in Boston, Massachusetts. Read More

July 13, 1837

Queen Victoria becomes the first British monarch in power to move from Kensington Palace into Buckingham Palace.
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August 16, 1837

The Padri War ends with the Bonjol fortress being overtaken by the Dutch. Read More

September 28, 1837

A caveat is filed by Samuel Morse for a patent for the telegraph. Read More

October 10 - October 13, 1837

Constantine is captured by the French Army in French Algeria. Read More

October 22, 1837

The first journal entry is made by Henry David Thoreau after being suggested to do so by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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November – December, 1837

The Upper Canadian Rebellion is led by William Lyon Mackenzie while the Lower Canadian Rebellion is led by Louis-Joseph Papineau.
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November 7, 1837

A pro-slavery mob kill American abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy at his warehouse in Alton, Illinois.
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November 8, 1837

The establishment of Mount Holyoke Female Seminary school takes place in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
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December 17, 1837

A fire breaks out in the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg. Read More