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What Happened on August 31, 1837

Historical Events

Historic Event

Ralph Waldo Emerson gives his famous "The American Scholar" speech to Phi Beta Kappa Society at Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, declares American literary independence from Europe

1837 Highlights

About August 31, 1837

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 184 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo