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|( 1830s: ) 1837|
Capture of Constantine, Algeria by Horace Vernet
- January 26 – Michigan becomes the 26th state admitted to the United States.
- March 4 - The city of Chicago is incorporated.
- May – W. F. Cooke and Charles Wheatstone patent a system of electrical telegraph.
- May 10 – The Panic of 1837 begins in New York City.
- June 5 – The settlement of Houston is incorporated, by the Republic of Texas.
- June 11 – The Broad Street Riot occurs in Boston, Massachusetts, fueled by ethnic tensions between the Irish and the Yankees.
- June 20 – Queen Victoria, 18, accedes to the throne of the United Kingdom, on the death of her uncle William IV without legitimate heirs (she will reign for more than 63 years).
- September 19 – First Carlist War: Battle of Aranzueque – The liberal forces loyal to Queen Isabel II of Spain are victorious, ending the Carlist campaign known as the Expedición Real.
- October 10–13 – The French army besieges and captures Constantine in French Algeria.
- October 30 – The Tsarskoye Selo Railway, the first in the Russian Empire, opens between Saint Petersburg Tsarskoselsky station and Zarskoje Selo (modern-day Pushkin), engineered by Franz Anton von Gerstner.
- November–December – In the Canadas, William Lyon Mackenzie leads the Upper Canada Rebellion, and Louis-Joseph Papineau leads the Lower Canada Rebellion.
|DePauw University||Military ranks|
|Small Midwestern university|
|Mount Holyoke College||Military ranks||Exclusive Massachusetts women's college|
|Davidson College||Military ranks|
|North Carolina college with 23 Rhodes Scholars.|
|Marshall University||Public||West Virginia university|
|Madras Christian College||Indian college with many distinguished alumni|
|University of Athens||Public||An integral part of the modern Greek academic and intellectual tradition|
|Procter & Gamble||Huge multi-billion dollar multinational corporation; specialising in consumer goods.|
|Title||Born||Place of birth||Died||Summary||Description|
|Charles D. Lanier||19 January 1837||US||6 March 1926||Banker|
Deep state operative
|A Morgan man.|
|Grover Cleveland||18 March 1837||New Jersey|
|24 June 1908||Politician|
|J. P. Morgan||17 April 1837||Connecticut|
|31 March 1913||Banker|
|Mark Hanna||24 September 1837||Ohio|
|15 February 1904||Politician|
|American businessman and Republican party kingmaker|