On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1837

Historical Events

  • Meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute.
  • Steamboat "Home" sinks off Okracoke, North Carolina, killing 100

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Fourier, French utopian socialist (Harmony universal), dies
1837 Highlights

About October 9, 1837

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 183 years and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra