On This Day

Historical Events in December 1837

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 5 Hector Berlioz's "Requiem" premieres

Composer Hector Berlioz
Hector Berlioz
  • 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