On This Day

What Happened in March 1837

Historical Events

  • Mar 3 Congress increases US Supreme Court membership from 7 to 9

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 3 US President Andrew Jackson and Congress recognize the Republic of Texas

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson

<b>President Inaugurated</b>President Inaugurated

Mar 4 Martin Van Buren inaugurated as the 8th President of the United States

8th US President Martin Van Buren
8th US President
Martin Van Buren
  • Mar 4 Weekly Advocate changes its name to the Colored American
  • Mar 4 Chicago becomes incorporated as a city
  • Mar 24 Canada gives its black citizens the right to vote

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Ion Creanga, Romanian fairy tale author (Amintiti the Copilarie)
  • Mar 1 William Dean Howells, American novelist/critic/editor (Atlantic)
  • Mar 1 Andrew Strath, Scottish golfer (British Open 1865), born in St. Andrews, Fife (d. 1868)
  • Mar 7 Henry Draper, American astronomer (Moon, Orion Nebula), born in Prince Edward County, Virginia (d. 1882)
  • Mar 12 Alexandre Guilmant, French organist (La Triniti√©, 1871-901), composer and pedagogue (Schola Cantorum, 1894-1911), born in Meudon, France (d. 1911)
  • Mar 14 Charles Ammi Cutter, American librarian (Expansive classification), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1903)

Person of interestGrover Cleveland

Mar 18 Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th US President (1885-89, 1893-97), born in Caldwell, New Jersey (d. 1908)

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • Mar 19 Robert Daniel Johnston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1919)
  • Mar 24 Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders and son of Leopold I, born in Royal Castle of Laeken, Belgium (d. 1905)
  • Mar 31 Robert Ross McBurney, 1st paid secretary of the YMCA

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 28 German composer Felix Mendelssohn (27) marries Cécile Jeanrenaud (20)

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 13 Nikita P Panin, Russian diplomat and minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 66
  • Mar 26 Joseph Lincke, German cellist and composer, dies at 53
  • Mar 29 Maria Fitzherbert, morganatic wife of King George IV, dies
  • Mar 31 John Constable, English landscape painter (Hay Wain), dies at 60