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|Centuries:||18th century – 19th century – 20th century|
|Decades:||1800s 1810s 1820s – 1830s – 1840s 1850s 1860s|
|Years:||1834 1835 1836 – 1837 – 1838 1839 1840|
Year 1837 (MDCCCXXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar).
Events of 1837
January - June
- January 26 - Michigan is the 26th state admitted to the United States of America.
- February 4 - Seminoles attack Fort Foster.
- February 25 - In Philadelphia, The Institute for Colored Youth (ICY) was founded as the first institution for higher education of Blacks.
- March 4
- May 10 - Panic of 1837 begins in New York City.
- June 5 - City of Houston, Texas is incorporated by the Republic of Texas.
- June 11 - The Broad Street Riot occurred in Boston, Massachusetts, fueled by racial tensions between Irish-Americans and English-Americans.
- June 20 - Queen Victoria, monarch of the United Kingdom accedes to the throne.
July - December
- July 29 - Spanish government auctions the church property.
- August 16 - Dutch sack of the fortress of Bonjol, ending the Padri War.
- November 7 - American abolitionist and newspaper editor Elijah Lovejoy is killed by a pro-slavery mob.
- November 8 - Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, later Mount Holyoke College, was founded in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
- In the Canadas, William Lyon Mackenzie leads the Upper Canada Rebellion and Louis-Joseph Papineau leads the Lower Canada Rebellion.
- At Le Mans, France, Father Basil Moreau, CSC founds the Congregation of Holy Cross by joining the Brothers of St. Joseph and the Auxiliary Priests of Le Mans.
- Louis Daguerre develops daguerreotype.
- Samuel Morse patents telegraph.
- In the Morrison Incident, the American merchant ship Morrison was turned away from Japanese ports with cannon fire.
- Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist begins appearing in print in serialized form. It will later be published as a book.
|Ab urbe condita||2590|
|British Regnal year||7 Will. 4 – 1 Vict. 1|
|Chinese calendar|| 丙申年十一月廿五日
— to —丁酉年十二月初五日
|- Vikram Samvat||1893–1894|
|- Shaka Samvat||1759–1760|
|- Kali Yuga||4938–4939|
|- Ǹrí Ìgbò||837–838|
|Japanese calendar|| Tenpō 8
|Juche calendar||N/A (before 1912)|
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 12 days|
|Minguo calendar||75 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2380|
January - June
- January 2 - Mily Balakirev, Russian composer (d. 1910)
- February 5 - Dwight L. Moody, American evangelist (d. 1899)
- January 7 - Thomas Henry Ismay, known for acquiring the WSL flag.
- March 1 - William Dean Howells, American writer, historian, editor, and politician (d. 1920)
- March 7 - Henry Draper, American physician and astronomer (d. 1882)
- March 18 - Grover Cleveland, President of the United States (d. 1908)
- March 23 - Charles Wyndham, English actor and theatrical manager (d. 1919)
- April 5 - Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet (d. 1909)
- April 17 - John Pierpont Morgan, American financier and banker (d. 1913)
- April 21 - Fredrik Bajer, Danish politician and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1922)
- May 9 - Adam Opel, German engineer and industrialist (d. 1895)
- May 27 - Wild Bill Hickok, American gunfighter (d. 1876)
- May 28 - George Ashlin, Irish Architect (d. 1921)
- June 22 - Paul Morphy, American chess player (d. 1884)
- June 22 - Paul Bachmann, German mathematician (d. 1920)
July - December
- July 4 - Carolus-Duran, French painter (d. 1917)
- July 18 - Vasil Levski, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1873)
- August 24 - Théodore Dubois, French composer (d. 1924)
- September 14 - Nikolai Bugaev, prominent Russian mathematician (d.1903)
- September 16 - King Pedro V of Portugal (d. 1861)
- September 18 - Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, (Portuguese) Archbishop of Goa (d. 1880)
- October 10 - Robert Gould Shaw, American Civil War General, reformer (d. 1863)
- October 29 - African-American folk artist Harriet Powers (d. 1910)
- November 2 - Émile Bayard, French artist, illustrator (d. 1891)
- November 5 - Saint Arnold Janssen (d. 1909)
- November 14 - Lucas Barrett, English naturalist (d. 1862)
- November 20 - Lewis Waterman, American inventor and businessman (d.1901)
- November 23 - Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1923)
- December 15 - George B. Post American architect (d. 1913)
- December 26 - George Dewey, U.S. naval officer (d. 1917)
- Sarah Lockwood Pardee, American builder of the Winchester Mystery House (d. 1922)
- Tadeusz Żychiewicz, Polish activist, pułkownik (d. after 1901)
- January 20 - John Soane, British architect (b. 1753)
- January 23 - John Field, Irish composer (b. 1782)
- February 7 - Gustav IV Adolf, ex-King of Sweden (b. 1778)
- February 10 - Alexander Pushkin, Russian author (b. 1799)
- February 19, Georg Büchner, German playwright (b. 1813)
- March 31 - John Constable, English painter (b. 1776)
- April 28 - Joseph Souham, French general (b. 1760)
- June 14 - Giacomo Leopardi, Italian writer (b. 1798)
- June 20 - King William IV of the United Kingdom (b. 1765)
- October 1 - Robert Clark, American politician (b. 1777)
- November 7 - Elijah P. Lovejoy, American abolitionist (b. 1809)