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Each time I start a year, I have already compiled a list, months ago with about 6000 entered of what happened from 1788 to 1837. My first step now (It took several trials to get this down to a science) is to cut out the specific year I will work on and paste it into its own spreadsheet to work with. When I worked on the entire spreadsheet, sometimes inserting a line, with all the graphics I had begun to place, took a long time. Working on each year alone, is a lot faster.

With the year separated out, I now turn to my book sources,

The Timetables of History by Grun and Stein1__2524252125402521__PastedGraphic-2012-10-11-08-53-2012-10-13-09-06.jpg

Chronology of CULTURE by Paxton and Fairfield

1__2524252125402521__1__2524252125402521__PastedGraphic-2012-10-11-08-53-2012-10-13-09-06.jpg What Happened When by Carruth.

PastedGraphic-2012-10-11-08-53-2012-10-13-09-06.jpg, History of the World. A beautiful Dorealing Kindersley book.

I now diligently look through each of these to find entries that I did not come across on the internet, and other printed lists. It is possible that there are places that have more listings for each year. I have not found them. And when you go to the Timelines at the Regency Assembly Press page, there you will see all the graphical references as well. Something that I did not find anywhere else.

Here is the start of 1837 thru Victoria. (From what I can see now, after starting the project months ago, it looks like I capped things off at the ascension of Victoria):

Year Month Day Event
1837 Jan 2 Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev (d.1910), composer (Tamara), was born in Nizhny-Novgorod, Russia.
1837 Jan 11 John Field (54), Irish pianist, composer (Nocturnes), died.
1837 Jan 11 Francois Gerard (66), French baron, painter, died.
1837 Jan 22 An earthquake in southern Syria killed thousands.
1837 Jan 26, Michigan became the 26th state of the US.
1837 Feb 5 Dwight L. Moody (d.1899), evangelist, was born. He founded the Moody Bible Institute. “No man can resolve himself into Heaven.”
1837 Feb 7 Sir James Augustus Henry Murray, Scottish lexicographer and editor, was born. He created the Oxford Dictionary.
1837 Feb 8 The Senate selected Richard Mentor Johnson as the vice president of the United States. Johnson was nominated for vice president on the Democratic ticket with Martin Van Buren in 1836. When Johnson failed to receive a majority of the popular vote, the election was thrown into the Senate for the first and only time. Johnson won the election in the Senate by a vote of 33 to 16.
1837 Feb 12 Thomas Moran (d.1926), American painter, was born in Bolton, England. His paintings of Yellowstone helped persuade Congress to designate it a national park.
1837 Feb 13 There was a riot in NY over the high price of flour.
1837 Feb 25 Cheyney University was established in Pennsylvania through the bequest of Richard Humphreys, and became the oldest institution of higher learning for African Americans. It was initially named the African Institute. However, the name was changed several weeks later to the Institute for Colored Youth (ICY). In subsequent years, the university was renamed Cheyney Training School for Teachers (July 1914), Cheyney State Teacher’s College (1951), Cheyney State College (1959), and eventually Cheyney Univ. of Pennsylvania (1983).
1837 Mar 1 William Dean Howells (d.1920), US author, critic and editor, was born. He edited the work of William James at the Atlantic Monthly. “We are creatures of the moment; we live from one little space to another; and only one interest at a time fills these.” “If we like a man’s dream, we call him a reformer; if we don’t like his dream, we call him a crank.”
1837 Mar 3 US President Andrew Jackson and Congress recognized the Republic of Texas.
1837 Mar 3 Congress increased Supreme Court membership from 7 to 9.
1837 Mar 4 Martin Van Buren was inaugurated as 8th President.
1837 Mar 4 When Pres. Jackson left office there followed a financial crash and a bitter depression and the government was again forced to borrow money. Pres. Jackson had returned surplus government funds to the state governments as bonuses.
1837 Mar 4 The Illinois state legislature granted a city charter to Chicago.
1837 Mar 4 Weekly Advocate changed its name to the Colored American.
1837 Mar 17 Upon his return to his home in Tennessee, Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the U.S., proclaimed that he left office “with barely $90 in my pocket.” The old soldier and war hero who had served as president for eight years, spoke those words when he returned to his home in Tennessee.
1837 Mar 18 Stephen Grover Cleveland was born in Caldwell, N.J. He was the 22nd (1885-1889) and 24th (1893-1897) president of the United States, the only President elected for two nonconsecutive terms.
1837 Mar 24 Canada gave blacks the right to vote.
1837 Mar 28 Felix Mendelssohn married Cecile Jeanrenaud.
1837 Mar 31 John Constable (60), English painter, water colors painter, died. His work included some 100 studies of the sky done between 1821-1822. In 2009 Martin Gayford authored “Constable in Love: Love, Landscape, Money and the Making of a Great Painter.”
1837 Apr 3 John Burroughs (d.1921), American author and naturalist, was born. “Time does not become sacred to us until we have lived it, until it has passed over us and taken with it a part of ourselves.”
1837 Apr 5 Algernon Charles Swinburne (d.1909), English poet (Atalanta in Calydon), was born.
1837 Apr 15 Horace Porter (d.1921), Bvt Brig General (Union Army), was born.
1837 Apr 17 J. Pierpont Morgan (d.1913), American financier, was born in Hartford, Conn. J.P. Morgan later owned U.S. Steel and International Harvester. In 1999 Jean Strouse published the biography “Morgan: American Financier.”
1837 May 2 Henry Martyn Roberts, parliamentarian (Robert’s Rules of Order).
1837 May 5 Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli (85), Italian composer, bandmaster, died.
1837 May 9 “Sherrod” burned in Mississippi River below Natchez, Miss., and 175 died.
1837 May 27 Legendary gunfighter James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok was born in Troy Grove, IL. As a youth, Hickok helped his father operate an Underground Railroad stop for runaway slaves and during the Civil War became a daring Union scout. After the war Hickok’s fame as a skilled marksman, Indian fighter and frontier marshal grew, leading to a stint as a featured attraction with Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show. On August 2, 1876, Hickok was shot from behind and killed while playing poker in Saloon No. 10 in Deadwood, Dakota Territory. Contrary to his custom, Hickok was sitting with his back to the door.
1837 May 29 Luca Fumagalli, composer, was born.
1837 May 29 Alexander F. de Savornin Lohmann, Dutch minister, party leader (CHU), was born.
1837 May 31 Astor Hotel opened in NYC. It later became the Waldorf-Astoria. John Jacob Astor bought up foreclosed properties during the financial bust. He later sold them for a 10-fold profit.
1837 Jun 17 Vincent Strong, Civil War Union Colonel (killed in action at Gettysburg in 1863), was born.
1837 Jun 20 Queen Victoria (18) ascended the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV (b.1765). She ruled for 63 years to 1901.
1837 Morse develops the telegraph and Morse Code. 
1837 Great Western–first ocean-going steamship.
1837 The United States officially recognizes Texas as independent. Mexico does not.
1837 Britain invites the U.S. and France to participate in international patrols to interdict slave ships. The U.S. declines to participate.
1837 May)  Sam Morse patents the telegraph.
1837 A revolt by the French and some Anglos in Canada fails.
1837 In the Japanese city of Osaka in the wake of the famine, rebellion and fire destroy one-fourth of the city before the rebellion is crushed. At Edo (now Tokyo), a U.S. ship arrives to repatriate shipwrecked Japanese sailors, to establish trade and land missionaries. The ship is fired upon and driven away. 

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