On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1837

Historical Events

  • "Sherrod" burns in the Mississippi River below Natchez, Mississippi; 175 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Opel, German automobile manufacturer (Adam Opel AG), born in Rüsselsheim, Hesse, Prussia (d. 1895)
1837 Highlights

About May 9, 1837

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 183 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus