What Happened in Oct 1837

  • Loss of the SS Home

    While making its third voyage from New York to Charleston, the Home struck a sandbar off the Jersey coast. Unaware of the extent of the damage,... Read more

  • Harriet Powers Is Born

    Harriet Powers (October 29, 1837 – January 1, 1910) was an African American slave, folk artist and quilt maker from rural Georgia. She used... Read more