What Happened on December 26, 1837

Famous Birthdays

George Dewey (1837-1917)

American admiral, naval hero in Battle of Manila Bay, born in Montpelier, Vermont

  • Morgan Bulkeley, American politician (US Senator - Connecticut 1905-11) and Baseball HOF administrator (NL President 1876), born in East Haddam, Connecticut (d. 1922)
Born in 1837

Famous Deaths

  • Martinus van Marum, Dutch physician and inventor (constructed largest electrostatic machine in the world), dies at 87
1837 Highlights

About December 26, 1837

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 185 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn