Category Archives: 1830s

Panic of 1837 financial crisis begins 180 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 10 1837)


Video: 'Martin Van Buren & the Panic of 1837'

(Wednesday, May 10, 1837) — The Panic of 1837, a financial crisis in the United States that touched off a major recession that lasted until the mid-1840s, began today when banks in New York City suspended specie payments, meaning that they would no longer redeem commercial paper in specie at full face value. Continue reading Panic of 1837 financial crisis begins 180 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 10 1837)

U.S. President Grover Cleveland born in Caldwell, New Jersey 180 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 18 1837)


Video: '#22 Grover Cleveland'

(Saturday, March 18, 1837)Grover Cleveland, the 22nd (1885-1889) and 24th President of the United States (1889-1893), was born Stephen Grover Cleveland today in Caldwell, New Jersey. Continue reading U.S. President Grover Cleveland born in Caldwell, New Jersey 180 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 18 1837)

Van Buren inaugurated as eighth U.S. President, Johnson as ninth VP 180 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 4 1837)

(Saturday, March 4, 1837, midday local time) — Vice President Martin Van Buren of Virginia was inaugurated today as the eighth President of the United States on the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., with Chief Justice Roger Taney administering the oath of office. Continue reading Van Buren inaugurated as eighth U.S. President, Johnson as ninth VP 180 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 4 1837)

Senate elects Richard Mentor Johnson as 9th U.S. Vice President 180 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 8 1837)


Video: 'The American Presidential Election of 1836'

(Wednesday, February 8, 1837, during the United States presidential election, 1836) — Democratic Rep. Richard Mentor Johnson of Kentucky became the first Vice President of the United States chosen by the Senate today, defeating Whig VP nominee Rep. Francis Granger of New York by a vote of 36 to 16 divided strictly along party lines. Continue reading Senate elects Richard Mentor Johnson as 9th U.S. Vice President 180 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 8 1837)

Michigan becomes 26th state admitted to Union 180 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 26 1837)


Video: 'Michigan - 50 States - US Geography'

(Thursday, January 26, 1837)Michigan, located in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States, became the 26th state in the nation today when President Andrew Jackson signed it into statehood. Continue reading Michigan becomes 26th state admitted to Union 180 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 26 1837)

Van Buren decisively defeats Harrison in presidential election 180 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1836)


Video: 'The American Presidential Election of 1836'

(Wednesday, December 7, 1836, during the United States presidential election, 1836) — Democratic Vice President Martin Van Buren of New York was elected President of the United States today over Whig former Senator William H. Harrison of Ohio. Continue reading Van Buren decisively defeats Harrison in presidential election 180 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1836)

Sam Houston inaugurated first President of Republic of Texas 180 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 22 1836)


Video: 'Sam Houston: One of the Most Remarkable Figures in American History (1993)'

(Saturday, October 22, 1836, 4:00 p.m. local time)Sam Houston was inaugurated today as the first constitutionally elected president of the Republic of Texas, replacing interim president David G. Burnet. Continue reading Sam Houston inaugurated first President of Republic of Texas 180 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 22 1836)

Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr dies 180 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 14 1836)


Video: 'The Duel - Alexander Hamilton vs. Aaron Burr'

(Wednesday, September 14, 1836)Aaron Burr, the third Vice President of the United States (1801–1805), serving during President Thomas Jefferson’s first term, best known for killing his political rival Alexander Hamilton in a famous duel, died today in a boardinghouse on Staten Island, New York, two years after suffering a debilitating stroke. He was 80. Continue reading Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr dies 180 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 14 1836)