On This Day

Historical Events in July 1837

  • Jul 4 Grand Junction Railway, the world's first long-distance railway, opens between Birmingham and Liverpool

Historic Event

Jul 13 Queen Victoria is 1st monarch to live in present Buckingham Palace

Opening of Euston Station

Jul 20 Euston railway station opens in London as the terminus of the London and Birmingham Railway (L&BR), the city's 1st intercity railway station

  • Jul 25 The first commercial use of an electric telegraph successfully demonstrated by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone between Euston and Camden Town in London
  • Jul 27 US Mint opens in Charlotte, North Carolina