News in Connecticut, Stowe’s birthplace:
- Reverend J. McClintock was elected President of Wesleyan University
- The annual German-inspired “Autumn Ball” was held in Hartford
- A tropical storm developed off the coast of Florida and eventually made landfall in Rhode Island on October 19, 1851. This was the sixth tropical storm of the season.
- The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, in London, came to a close.