On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1837

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestGeorge Dewey

George Dewey, American admiral, naval hero in Battle of Manila Bay, born in Montpelier, Vermont (d. 1917)

Admiral George Dewey
George Dewey
  • Morgan Bulkeley, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1922)

Famous Deaths

  • Martinus van Marum, chemist/physicist (giant salamander), dies at 87