On This Day

Historical Events in March 1837

  • Mar 3 Congress increases US Supreme Court membership from 7 to 9

Historic Event

Mar 3 US President Andrew Jackson and Congress recognize the Republic of Texas

President Inaugurated

Mar 4 Martin Van Buren inaugurated as the 8th President of the United States

  • Mar 4 Weekly Advocate changes its name to the Colored American
  • Mar 4 Chicago becomes incorporated as a city

Historic Event

Mar 12 British poet laureate Robert Southey writes in reply to 20 year-old Charlotte Brontë "Literature cannot be the business of a woman's life, and it ought not to be." [1]

  • Mar 24 Canada gives its black citizens the right to vote