Historical Events in October 1837

  • Oct 1 "Racer's" Hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Oct 1 US imposes treaty on Winnebago Indians in Wisconsin
  • Oct 9 Meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute.
  • Oct 9 Steamboat "Home" sinks off Okracoke, North Carolina, killing 100
  • Oct 31 Collision of river boat Monmouth & Trement on Mississippi; 300 die