What Happened on November 7, 1837

Historical Events

  • In Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy shot dead (age 34) by pro-slavery mob while attempting to protect his printing shop from being destroyed a third time.

Famous Deaths

  • Elijah Parish Lovejoy, American newspaper publisher and abolitionist, murdered at 34
1837 Highlights

About November 7, 1837

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 185 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio