July 1837 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 4 Grand Junction Railway, the world's first long-distance railway, opens between Birmingham and Liverpool.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 13 Queen Victoria is 1st monarch to live in present Buckingham Palace

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom

CommunicationOpening of Euston Station

Jul 20 Euston railway station opens in London as the terminus of the London and Birmingham Railway (L&BR), the city's 1st intercity railway station

  • Jul 25 The first commercial use of an electric telegraph was successfully demonstrated by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone on 25 July 1837 between Euston and Camden Town in London.
  • Jul 27 US Mint opens in Charlotte, North Carolina

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 15 Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, queen of Portugal (d. 1859)
  • Jul 18 Vasil Levski, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1873)
  • Jul 30 Elon John Farnsworth, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • Jul 31 William Clarke Quantrill, Col (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 24 Charles Hodges, English/Dutch portrait painter