On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1837

Historical Events

Historic Event

British poet laureate Robert Southey writes in reply to 20 year-old Charlotte Brontë "Literature cannot be the business of a woman's life, and it ought not to be." [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandre Guilmant, French organist (La Trinitié, 1871-901), composer and pedagogue (Schola Cantorum, 1894-1911), born in Meudon, France (d. 1911)
1837 Highlights

About March 12, 1837

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 185 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces