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1837"Wild Bill" Hickok, [James Butler], cowboy/scout

1837Johannes van der Waals, Leiden, Netherlands, physicist (Nobel 1910, Liquid & Gas States), (d. 1923)

1837 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 2
Mili Alexeyevich Balakirev, Nizhny-Novgorod, Russia, composer (Tamara) 
Jan 4
Casimiro de Abreu, Brazil, poet (Camoes e o jau) 
Jan 5
A Ch Swinburne, writer [or Apr 5] 
Jan 12
Adolf Jensen, composer 
Jan 12
Carlos Troyer, composer 
Jan 16
James Phillip Simms, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1887 
Jan 19
William Williams Keen, surgeon (brain) 
Jan 20
David Josiah Brewer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1910) 
Jan 23
Amanda Berry Smith, American former slave, singer and evangelist 
Jan 24
Alois Vojtech Smilovský, Za ranních cervánku 
Feb 5
Dwight Lyman Moody, US, evangelist (Student Volunteer Movement) 
Feb 7
James Augustus Henry Murray, Scotland, created Oxford Dictionary 
Feb 10
Harrison G. Otis, Gen. Otis with His Troops in the Philippines 
Feb 13
Valentin de Zubiaurre y Unionbarrenechea, composer 
Feb 15
Wilhelm Jensen, Gradiva (C'est Gradiva qui vous appelle) 
Feb 17
Francis Jay Herron, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902 
Feb 17
Sam[uel] van Houten, Dutch (lib) minister (child labor laws) 
Feb 24
Rosalía de Castro, Santiago de Compostela Galician writer and poet ('Séculos Escuros') (d.1885) 
Feb 24
Rosalía de Castro, La hora bruja 
Feb 26
Charles Woeste, Belgian count/min of Justice 
Mar 1
Ion Creanga, Romanian fairy tale author (Amintiti the Copilarie) 
Mar 1
William Dean Howells, US, novelist/critic/editor (Atlantic) 
Mar 1
William Dean Howells, Christmas Every Day 
Mar 7
Henry Draper, Virginia, astro-spectro-photographer (Moon, Jupiter) 
Mar 12
Felix Alexandre Guilmant, composer 
Mar 14
Charles Ammi Cutter, US librarian (Expansive classification) 
Mar 18
Grover Cleveland, [Stephen], NJ, 22nd/24th Pres (1885-89, 93-97) 
Mar 18
Grover Cleveland, President Cleveland and President McKinley 
Mar 19
Robert Daniel Johnston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1919 
Mar 23
Joseph Wieniawski, composer 
Mar 23
Charles Wyndham, David Garrick 
Mar 24
Philips, Count of Flanders Belgium 
Mar 28
Jacob Gallinger, Opening of the Pan-American Exposition Showing Vice President Roosevelt Leading the Procession 
Mar 31
Robert Ross McBurney, 1st paid secretary of the YMCA 
Mar 31
Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1864 
Apr 1
Jorge Isaacs, María 
Apr 3
John Burroughs, writer/nature enthusiast (Burroughs Medal namesake) 
Apr 5
Algernon Charles Swinburne, England, poet (Atalanta in Calydon) 
Apr 5
Charles Algernon Swinburne, Sea Without Shore 
Apr 5
Algernon Charles Swinburne, Between the Sunset and the Sea 
Apr 10
Forceythe Willson, American poet (d. 1867) 
Apr 11
Ephraim Elmer Ellsworth, Col (Union Army), died in 1861 
Apr 15
Horace Porter, Bvt Brigadier General (Union Army), died in 1921 
Apr 17
J. P. Morgan, Hartford, Connecticut, American banker/CEO (US Steel Corporation) 
Apr 17
J.P. Morgan,  
Apr 21
Fredrik Bajer, Denmark, politican/feminist/pacifist (Nobel 1908) 
Apr 24
Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat (die graue Eminenz) 
Apr 25
William Charles Levey, composer 
Apr 29
Georges Boulanger, French general and politician (d. 1891) 
Apr 30
Alfred Gaul, composer 
May 2
Henry Martyn Robert, parliamentarian (Robert's Rules of Order) 
May 9
Adam Opel, German manufacturer (cycling, motorcars) 
May 10
Pinckney B S Pinchback, Lt gov (Louisiana) 
May 18
J.A. Butterfield, Jonah Hex 
May 23
James Sanks Brisbin, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1892 
May 27
"Wild Bill" Hickok, [James Butler], cowboy/scout 
May 27
Robert Frederick Hoke, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1912 
May 27
Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter (d. 1887) 
May 28
George Ashlin, Irish architect (d. 1921) 
May 28
Tony Pastor, American vaudeville performer (d. 1908) 
May 29
Alexander F de Savornin Lohmann, Dutch minister/party leader (CHU) 
May 29
Luca Fumagalli, composer 
May 31
Ernest Daudet, French writer (White Terror) 
May 31
Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Mjr General (Confederate Army), died in 1864 
May 31
William Henry Fitzhugh "Rooney" Lee, Major General (Confederate Army) 
Jun 7
Alois Hitler, father of Adolf Hitler (d. 1903) 
Jun 8
Jan Kleczynski, composer 
Jun 8
Moriz Heyne, German germanist (Beowulf) 
Jun 16
Eli Long, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903 
Jun 17
Vincent Strong, civil war fighter, died in 1863 
Jun 20
David J. Brewer,  
Jun 22
Paul Morphy, New Orleans, greatest chess player of all time (1857-61) 
Jun 23
Ernest Guiraud, composer 
Jun 26
Martin Davis Hardin II, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1923 
Jun 26
Victor Jean Baptiste Girardey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) 
Jun 30
Stephen D Ramseur, youngest West Pointer to be Maj Gen 
Jul 3
Hawes Craven, Beerbohm Tree, the Great English Actor 
Jul 6
Wlasyslaw Zelenski, composer 
Jul 11
Paul Lacombe, composer 
Jul 15
Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, queen of Portugal (d. 1859) 
Jul 18
Vasil Levski, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1873) 
Jul 19
Will S. Hayes, Thunder in God's Country 
Jul 20
Hans Sommer, composer 
Jul 28
Christian Barnekow, composer 
Jul 30
Elon John Farnsworth, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 
Jul 31
William Clarke Quantrill, Col (Confederate Army), died in 1865 
Aug 1
Mother Jones, American labor organizer (d. 1930) 
Aug 11
Marie Francois Carnot, engineer/French pres (1887-94); assassinated 
Aug 14
Boleslaw Leszczynski, Zaczarowane kolo 
Aug 16
Emile A H Seipgens, Dutch priest/beer brewer 
Aug 24
Theodore Dubois, composer 
Aug 27
Heinrich Urban, composer 
Aug 30
Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur, 1st lady (1881-85) 
Sep 2
James Harrison Wilson, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1925 
Sep 14
Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician (d. 1903) 
Sep 15
Leo van Gheluwe, composer 
Sep 16
Pedro V van Alcantara, king of Portugal (1853-61) 
Sep 18
Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, (Portuguese) Archbishop of Goa (d. 1880) 
Sep 19
Adolf Gustaw Sonnenfeld, composer 
Oct 8
Otto Winter-Hjelm, composer 
Oct 10
Robert Gould Shaw, Glory 
Oct 14
Ellison Capers, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1908 
Oct 16
John Francis Barnett, composer 
Oct 18
Friedrich W Mengelberg, German sculptor/painter 
Oct 25
Edward M. Alfriend, The Great Diamond Robbery 
Oct 26
James Lawlor Kiernan, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1869 
Oct 28
Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Japan's last shogun (d. 1913) 
Oct 29
Abraham Kuyper, clergyman/Dutch premier (AR, 1908-12) 
Oct 29
Harriet Powers, US, slave/writer (Creation of Animals) 
Nov 2
Émile Bayard, French artist, illustrator (d. (1891) 
Nov 9
Alfred Holmes, composer 
Nov 9
Gerrit Jan van Heek, textile factory/politician 
Nov 9
Captain Bates, Freaks Uncensored! 
Nov 13
James T. Rapier, American politician (d. 1883) 
Nov 15
Robert Henry Hall, Funeral of Major-General Henry W. Lawton 
Nov 17
David Capriles, director of psychiatry of Monte Christo, Curacao 
Nov 17
Derk J A Haspels, Dutch actor 
Nov 17
Willem Coenen, composer 
Nov 23
Johannes van der Waals, Leiden, Netherlands, physicist (Nobel 1910, Liquid & Gas States), (d. 1923) 
Nov 28
John Wesley Hyatt, inventor (celluloid) 
Dec 2
Charles Garrison Harker, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1864 
Dec 9
Émile Waldteufel, French composer (d. 1915) 
Dec 9
Emil Waldteufel, The Book Thief 
Dec 14
William Wells, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1892 
Dec 18
A Adolf Daens, Belgian priest/Dutch party founder (CVP) 
Dec 19
John Carpenter Carter, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864 
Dec 24
Sissi, Emperor of Austria 
Dec 24
Elisabeth von Wittelsbach, Wer ist der größte Deutsche? 
Dec 25
Cosima Liszt, wife of Austrian composer Richard Wagner 
Dec 26
Adm George Dewey, American naval hero of Manila 
Dec 26
Morgan Bulkeley, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1922) 
Dec 26
George Dewey, Admiral Dewey Landing at Gibraltar 
Dec 28
Benjamin Johnson Lang, composer 
2
James H. Wilson, The War in China 
24
Marcus Hanna, President McKinley Taking the Oath 
29
Michal Balucki, For Crimes Not Theirs 
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