Historical Events in May 1837

  • May 3 The University of Athens is founded.
  • May 9 "Sherrod" burns in Mississippi River below Natchez Miss; 175 dies
  • May 10 Panic of 1837: New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels.
  • May 25 The Patriots of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom.
  • May 31 Astor Hotel opens in NYC, it later becomes the Waldorf-Astoria