January 10 - DePauw University founded in Greencastle, Indiana.
January 26 - Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. State.
February 8 - Richard Johnson becomes the first Vice President of the United States
chosen by the United States Senate.
February 11 - American Physiological Society organizes in Boston.
March 4 - Martin Van Buren
succeeds Andrew Jackson as the President of the United
States of America.
March 4 - Chicago, Illinois is granted a city charter by Illinois.
May 10 - Panic of 1837 (Global economic crisis): New York City banks fail, and
unemployment reaches record levels.
June 5 - The city of Houston, Texas is granted a city charter.
June 20 - Queen Victoria, monarch of the United Kingdom ascends to the throne.
August 16 - Dutch sack of the fortress of Bonjol, ending the Padri War.
November 7 - In Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy is shot to death by a
mob (supporters of slavery) while he was attempting to protect his printing shop from
being destroyed a third time.
Financial and economic panic in US (wildcat banking, paper speculation and inflated
land values).Samuel Morse
invents the telegraph.
In the Canadas, William Lyon Mackenzie leads the Upper Canada Rebellion and
Louis-Joseph Papineau leads the Patriotes Rebellion.Births
February 5 - Dwight L. Moody
, evangelist ( 1899).
March 1 - William Dean Howells
, writer, historian, editor, politician. ( 1920).
March 4 - Godefridus van der Velden
March 9 - Cornelis van der Vlugt
March 18 - Grover Cleveland
, President of the United States ( 1908).
March 23 - Charles Wyndham
- English Actor and Theatrical Manager ( 1919).
March 26 - Huigje Spits
May 9 - Adam Opel
, German engineer and industrialist ( 1895).
June 13 - Pieternella van den Houten
June 22 - Paul Morphy
, US chess player ( 1884).
July 23 - Cornelia van den Houten
August 24 - Théodore Dubois
, composer and teacher ( 1924).
September 8 - Maria Louissa Somers
September 11 - Stoffelina Rommelse
October 11 - Joseph Burton Sumner
, later founder and first mayor of Sumner,
Mississippi, USA. (1920).
October 31 - Cornelis Berman
November 14 - Lucas Barrett
, English naturalist ( 1862).
December 26 - George Dewey
, naval officer ( 1917).Osman Pasha
- Turkish General & Statesman ( 1900).Deaths
January 20 - John Soane
, British architect (* 1753).
January 23 - John Field
, composer (* 1782).
February 7 - Gustav IV Adolf
of Sweden (* 1778).
February 10 - Alexander Pushkin
, author (* 1799).
March 22 - Cornelia van den Houten
March 29 - Willem Reedijk
March 31 - Arentje Pippeling
March 31 - John Constable
, painter (* 1776).
April 30 - Isabella Cornelia van den Houte
June 20 - King William IV
of the United Kingdom (* 1765).
August 3 - Maarten van den Houten
August 30 - Pieternella van den Houten
September 10 - Pieter Hendrikse
October 5 - Hortense de Beauharnais
Queen of Holland and mother of the Emperor
Napoleon III of France (* 1783).
October 15 - Jan Volaart
November 20 - Cornelia van den Houten
December 13 - Saint Herman
of Alaska (*1756).To my Homepage