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What Happened on July 20, 1837

Historical Events


TrainOpening of Euston Station

Euston railway station opens in London as the terminus of the London and Birmingham Railway (L&BR), the city's 1st intercity railway station

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An early print of Euston station showing the wrought iron roof of 1837. Note the open carriages.
An early print of Euston station showing the wrought iron roof of 1837. Note the open carriages.
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Famous Birthdays

  • Hans Sommer, German theatre composer, born in Brunswick (d. 1922)
1837 Highlights

About July 20, 1837

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 183 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer