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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 7 Henry Draper, American astronomer (Moon, Orion Nebula), born in Prince Edward County, Virginia (d. 1882)
  • Mar 12 Felix Alexandre Guilmant, composer
  • 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 23 Joseph Wieniawski, composer
  • 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
  • Mar 31 Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 28 German composer Felix Mendelssohn (27) marries C├ęcile 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