1837 in History – What happened in year 1837

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.

Know what happened in 1837:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
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.
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.
20 JuneVictoria succeeded to the British throne, starting a reign thatlasted for more than 63 years.
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.
10 MayBanks in New York City suspended specie payments, triggering aseven-year recession in the United States.
08 FebruaryRichard Mentor Johnson became the only person to be elected as Vice President of the United States by the Senate.
20 JuneVictoria succeeded to the British throne, starting a reign that lasted for more than 63 years.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1837:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 NovemberÉmile Bayard / Painter / France
02 January Mily Balakirev / Composer / Russia
03 OctoberNicolás Avellaneda / Politician / Argentina
07 MayKarl Mauch / Geographer / Germany
07 January Thomas Henry Ismay / Business Man / United Kingdom
08 NovemberIlia Chavchavadze / Journalist / Georgia
09 JuneAnne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie / Author / United Kingdom
09 OctoberFrancis Wayland Parker / Academic / United States of America
10 OctoberRobert Gould Shaw / Colonel / United States of America
12 January Adolf Jensen / Pianist / Germany
14 March Charles Ammi Cutter / Librarian / United States of America
15 DecemberE. W. Bullinger / Scholar / United Kingdom
17 AprilJ. P. Morgan / Banker / United States of America
18 March Grover Cleveland / Politician / United States of America
18 SeptemberAires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos / Bishop / Portugal
21 AprilFredrik Bajer / Politician / Denmark
22 JunePaul Morphy / Chess Player / United States of America
23 MayAnatole Mallet / Engineer / Switzerland
28 NovemberJohn Wesley Hyatt / Engineer / United States of America
31 JulyWilliam Quantrill / Captain / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1837:

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

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