1837

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1837 was 34 years before the founding of the City of Birmingham and the 18th year of Alabama statehood.

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In 1837, the Second Seminole War continued. Michigan was admitted to the United States. Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist began publication in serial form. Chicago was incorporated. The Panic of 1837 caused a five-year depression. Houston was incorporated. Queen Victoria acceded to the throne of the United Kingdom.

Notable births in 1837 included evangelist Dwight L. Moody, astronomer Henry Draper, president Grover Cleveland, gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok, King Pedro V of Portugal, inventor Lewis Waterman, physicist Johannes Diderik van der Waals, and Admiral George Dewey. Notable deaths included architect John Soane, author Alexander Pushkin, painter John Constable, King William IV of the United Kingdom, philosopher Charles Fourier, and abolitionist Elijah Parish Lovejoy.

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