On This Day

Historical Events in December 1837

Music History

Dec 5 Hector Berlioz's "Requiem" premiere at Les Invalides, conducted by Fran├žois Habeneck

  • Dec 5 Uprising under William Lyon Mackenzie in Canada
  • Dec 25 Battle of Okeechobee - US forces defeat Seminole Indians
  • Dec 29 Canadian militia destroy Caroline, a US steamboat docked at Buffalo
  • Dec 29 Steam-powered threshing machine patented in Winthrop, Maine