On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1837

Historical Events


InventionHistoric Invention

Charles Goodyear obtains his 1st rubber patent

Chemist and Inventor Charles Goodyear
Chemist and Inventor
Charles Goodyear

Famous Birthdays

  • Strong Vincent, American army officer (died famously at Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg), born in Waterford, Pennsylvania (d.1863)
1837 Highlights

About June 17, 1837

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 183 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini