On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1837

Historical Events


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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

Lecturer and Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lecturer and Poet
Ralph Waldo Emerson

1837 Highlights

About August 31, 1837

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 183 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo