On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1837

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
1837 Highlights

About December 26, 1837

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 182 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn