1837 events in history

Jan 26 Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. state
Feb 8 Richard Johnson becomes the first Vice President of the United States chosen by the United States Senate
Mar 4 The city of Chicago is incorporated
Mar 24 Canada gives African Canadian men the right to vote
May 3 The University of Athens is founded in Athens, Greece
May 10 Panic of 1837: New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels
May 25 The Rebels of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom
Jun 5 Houston is incorporated by the Republic of Texas
Jun 11 The Broad Street Riot occurs in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between Yankees and Irish
Jun 20 Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne
Jul 1 A system of civil registration of births, marriages and deaths is established in England and Wales
Jul 4 Grand Junction Railway, the world's first long-distance railway, opens between Birmingham and Liverpool
Jul 25 The first commercial use of an electrical telegraph is successfully demonstrated by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone on July 25, 1837 between Euston and Camden Town in London
Sep 18 Tiffany and Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City. The store is called a "stationery and fancy goods emporium"
Nov 7 In Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy is shot dead by a mob while attempting to protect his printing shop from being destroyed a third time
Nov 8 Mary Lyon founds Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, which later becomes Mount Holyoke College
Nov 22 Canadian journalist and politician William Lyon Mackenzie calls for a rebellion against the United Kingdom in his essay "To the People of Upper Canada", published in his newspaper The Constitution
Dec 17 A fire in the Winter Palace of Saint Petersburg kills 30 guards
Dec 25 Second Seminole War: American general Zachary Taylor leads 1100 troops against the Seminoles at the Battle of Lake Okeechobee